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La proie (The Prey) Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
April 3, 2014
Eric Valette tries to keep it grounded in action scenes built on a physicality that is more authentic than the overkill of CGI spectacle.
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
January 28, 2014
"The Prey" is an above-average French-language thriller full of suspense and interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 7, 2013
Why can't we make beaucoup genre films as frequently as the French?
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 7, 2013
Deftly strips away the phoniness of a big-budget studio production.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2013
Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 6, 2013
It's no insult to say that it doesn't aspire to art-house significance, just to white-knuckled entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
John Esther
UR Chicago Magazine
June 6, 2013
As cynical as you want it to be, 'The Prey' is an often violent, strong character-driven, somewhat thrilling story where nobody is to be trusted nor aided without suffering the consequences.
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
June 6, 2013
Loopy, dumb, and entertaining ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
June 6, 2013
A tightly constructed little suspense machine, as neatly plotted as an advanced calculus problem...builds to a literal cliff-hanger.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
June 4, 2013
A slick, suspenseful adrenalin rush disguised as unexpected, nerve-wracking fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
June 4, 2013
If the thrills it yields are expected ones, the pleasure in the formula remains.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
June 2, 2013
A trim and exciting beach-read of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
May 29, 2013
All that running keeps tension high in this police thriller based on events in the life of a serial rapist-killer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 14, 2012
There's perhaps a little too much running and chasing but the pace doesn't let up, the end is an authentic cliffhanger, and Alice Taglioni gives an attractive performance as a plainclothes cop.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 7, 2013
It's watchable but absolutely no big deal, although you wouldn't know that from the drum-heavy score, so loud and militaristic that someone could reuse it for a documentary about the Battle of the Bulge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 6, 2013
[A] sharp if dramatically underwhelming French thriller ...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Fear
Time Out
June 4, 2013
The closer we get to a climax (and the more that absurd reversals keep getting piled on), the less effective Dupontel's brutish charisma is in keeping things interesting and afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 16, 2012
Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can't distract from the clichés of a particularly dim-witted script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
July 12, 2012
A rough diamond con on the trail of a serial killer can't outrun this French thriller's weight of familiarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
July 12, 2012
Fast and furious, but also dull and derivative.
| Original Score: 2/5
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