A Cop (Un Flic) Reviews

August 4, 2020
Melville's latest film, doesn't measure up to his best works such as 'Le Doulos', 'Le Samouraï' and 'Le cercle rouge', but in my opinion his plot of police and thieves is so stark that I enjoy every minute of his mise-en-scène. [Full review in Spanish]
May 14, 2020
Melville concerns himself with very complex themes in Un Flic while keeping the narrative mostly at the surface.
April 2, 2020
The film seems to come apart... Still, there remains that stunning first sequence, and enough richness of style and theme to make Un Flic a characteristic if not the quintessential [Jean-Pierre] Melville film.
June 29, 2013
Jean-Pierre Melville's last film, Un Flic / A Cop (1972), is a late noir classic...
June 27, 2013
Though not among Melville's classics, "Un Flic" is a pleasure to experience.
April 18, 2013
There's a distinct vein of misanthropic defeat coursing in this film that's encoded into empty gestures and portrayals of people who appear to only be going through the motions.
April 16, 2013
Delon and Crenna paint an idealized portrait of masculine camaraderie, one that's exposed at the end of Melville's bracing last testament as a soul-shattering illusion.
April 16, 2013
A fitting final act for noir master Jean-Pierre Melville ...
June 3, 2010
Chilling perfection is Melville's epitath
October 18, 2008
Engaging and entertaining %u2026 primarily a heist movie with noirish elements; the characters are all flawed
September 23, 2008
Everything that has come to be known as "Melville" exists in some form throughout the film's 98 minutes. The flaws present are those of the greatest auteurs' autumnal works.
July 14, 2007
Plays beautifully with all [Melville's] trademark silence, grim faces, and gloomy colors.
January 26, 2006
A bitter meditation on disenchantment and defeat, as glacial and hermetic as Deneuve's face.
June 19, 2005
September 16, 2003
Although ill, Melville still managed a dark edge and a sense of camaraderie among villains and cops in his last take on his preferred genre, the American thriller.
December 23, 2001
It's a darkly atmospheric film noir with Melville linking his characters to the silent landscape around them.
January 1, 2000
[A] very interesting piece of genre cinema.