Le Petit Lieutenant (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Le Petit Lieutenant
A quiet powerhouse of a film, an implacable, uncompromising French police drama, both old-fashioned and modern, that underlines the reasons impeccably made crime stories do so well on-screen.
Le Petit Lieutenant shows how good French movies can be when they stay French and don't try to go international.
... you can sense Baye's struggling within the limits imposed on her.
The film's plot, revolving around a murder investigation that turns nasty, ticks along smoothly and efficiently. But it's ultimately more of a character drama, and a reminder that great acting often has little to do with words.
Beauvois makes the milieu his own, too, showing us credible and affecting human beings caught up in a world that often reveals humanity at its worst.
Audience Reviews for Le Petit Lieutenant
Really really boring. I suppose that's the whole point of the movie though to get an inside look of what it's really like to be a cop and show that it's not all fun and games. I couldn't sit through more than 21 minutes of this thing so I should probably watch the whole thing before writing about it but i'm pretty sure that if the synopsis for the movie was a little more interesting then the rest of the movie would be too. But for me it wasn't.
Strikingly real French cop drama. Beauvois simply goes about telling his story and developing his characters with no Hollywood "tricks". Thankfully, the story is damn good and the characters are intriguing, which makes the events that unfold all the more powerful.
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