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Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 23, 2008
It's Gabin's show all the way, anticipating the melancholy, atmospheric gangster pictures of Jean-Pierre Melville that started to appear a couple years later.
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Variety Staff
January 23, 2008
Jacques Becker, who did such a fine job in painting the turn-of-the-century apache milieu in Casque D'Or, brings the same care and psychological overtones to a film on the modern racketeer element.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This model French gangster picture set the rules for the great sequence of underworld movies from Jean-Pierre Melville that followed.
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
March 25, 2006
The acting is consistently good. M. Gabin is, of course, an old hand at bland toughness. Rene Dary and Paul Frankeur, as two colleagues; Jeanne Moreau and Dora Doll, as two unlucky ladies, and Lino Ventura and Denise Clair... are sordidly convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 6, 2004
There's not a trace of vanity in [Gabin's] performance.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
January 16, 2004
Every filmmaker from Francois Truffaut to Quentin Tarantino owes something of a debt to Becker's black-and-white boldness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 28, 2003
Fifty years later, its trademark jukebox tune (a melancholy harmonica riff) still causes tingles, and its tough, laid-back elegance still seduces.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
September 26, 2003
A classic policier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 4, 2003
A wonderful treasure from the seemingly inexhaustible cornucopia of crackling French crime dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
September 4, 2003
A meditation on what we are left with when life has let us down, played out in the haunted eyes of Jean Gabin.