Le Doulos Reviews

August 23, 2017
Jean-Pierre Melville presents a murky criminal underworld in his gangland classic.
August 11, 2017
It's a moody, ruminative lowlife crime drama winding up with as many corpses on the floor as Hamlet, and pungent with the sweaty maleness of Melville's tough-guy pictures.
August 10, 2017
Some amazing moments, but something of a drag all told.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
February 15, 2008
October 26, 2007
As good as Melville's setups are, the joys of the movie keep returning to Belmondo, then and now the king of effortless cool.
September 7, 2007
A tour de force.
July 18, 2007
Even back in 1962, Melville made the usual suspects feel new by wrapping them in gorgeous desolation.
June 29, 2007
A cool, classy treat.
June 27, 2007
A slippery, gripping cops-and-robbers thriller, full of twists and turns and ending with a tragicomic shootout you'll never forget.
May 9, 2005
Mr. Belmondo, as usual, maintains a sinister air, but it has no particular meaning, beyond showing that a crook is a crook is a crook.
January 1, 2000
Jean-Pierre Melville's existentialized gangster films are one of the glories of the French cinema, American forms played out with European self-consciousness.