La Mentale: The Code - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Mentale: The Code Reviews

March 19, 2004
Think of The Code as an episode of The Sopranos stripped of humor or much insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2004
Every time Yanis leaves the screen, our interest lags.
February 13, 2004
A fumbling tribute to the philosophical French gangster films of the 1950's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2004
A routine gangster picture with a lot of internecine turf wars and a rush of angry dialogue being spat about, accompanied by English subtitles.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
A boring and violent French crime thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 12, 2004
The atmospheric, richly detailed La Mentale has terrific vitality with its volatile mixture of alternating camaraderie and savagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2004
Although it offers no new angles on the story engines of loyalty and revenge, the French film boasts an intriguing milieu and the off-center, hair-trigger intensity of Samy Naceri as a crime boss.
February 11, 2004
If the plot comes off more like a reworking of Scorsese's tales of Italian-American mobsters, Boursinhac nevertheless shows a sure hand with his story.
February 11, 2004
Le Bihan locates the internal simmer of a man considering the cost of giving up the only code he has ever known.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 10, 2004
Attends to a thick stew of (soap-) operatic emotion, turning each internecine skirmish into an occasion for melodramatic brooding.