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The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) Reviews

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September 19, 2013
Classe tous risques is a taut, original gangster film told with simplicity and a compelling directness, with bare-bones exposition and a neorealist touch.
January 5, 2006
A crisp, smart, cynical film about dishonor among thieves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 5, 2009
Sautet's shrugging ambiguity, already piquant, already piercing
September 12, 2013
A tense tale of dishonour among thieves this is as hard-boiled and flinty as anything Hollywood was making at the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2015
Ranging and enjoyably unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2013
A splendid showcase for the great Lino Ventura.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2013
Sautet's characteristic restraint lacks the killer snap of Melville at his best, and the impetus rather flags as events proceed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2006
Romantic codes of honor collide with the unforgiving doom of the gangster thriller with a fascinating ambiguity... in Claude Sautet's lean, tough 1960 crime classic...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 26, 2008
It ranks among the best of the French New Wave noir films.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 15, 2005
The new titles are flavorsome, and the restoration is up to Rialto's previous high standards -- shades of gray with the pale glow of an overcast autumn sky.
November 17, 2005
Belmondo is the clincher: He's got so much jaunty charisma, the screen can barely contain him.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
November 17, 2005
Claude Sautet's Classe Tous Risques is the kind of French movie that makes you want to throw on your trench coat, light up a cigarette and shoot somebody.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2005
A doozy of a French gangster pic that, in its beautifully refurbished and pithily resubtitled re-release, turns out to be one of the highlights of the 2005 movie year.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 18, 2006
Even though the film isn't considered a rule-breaking classic, its straight face holds up quite nicely, thank you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 13, 2006
Doesn't quite rate lost-classic status, but it's done with a great deal of dexterity, intelligence and an appealing end-of-'50s cool.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 2, 2014
What we're left with 45 years after Classe's awkwardly timed entrance into French film history are some superbly assured performances and well-drawn characters.
September 12, 2013
Never wastes a minute of your time, right up to its abrupt ending: this is condensed, intense story-telling that never once loosens its grip.
November 18, 2005
Touching and merciless at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2013
A sombre, downbeat gem in the hard-bitten tradition of Rififi, it stars Lino Ventura as the big-time gangster fallen on hard times, whose former friends don't want to know
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2005
The late Claude Sautet was one of the best, and perhaps the most underappreciated, of the great French directors who came to prominence in the '50s and '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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