Le Petit Lieutenant Reviews

March 24, 2007
Gives the audience a strong sense that you're watching how things really go down in a police station... only without all the action and excitement of a TV cop show.
March 3, 2007
As a portrayal of the angst that permeates most police work...certainly a success. As drama, however, it's far from riveting.
January 26, 2007
... you can sense Baye's struggling within the limits imposed on her.
December 30, 2006
... one that will likely earn more respect from viewers than it will passion.
December 15, 2006
Just as the French may overrate our cinema (Jerry Lewis, anyone?), we may overrate theirs. Take Le Petit Lieutenant -- please.
October 14, 2006
Feels like a TV pilot which, perhaps, it was meant to be. But, see it for Baye.
September 23, 2006
September 8, 2006
... a bit too underplayed for its own good.
September 8, 2006
Mundane real life can make for some pretty dull viewing, and the only thing that enlivens Beauvois' anti-thriller is Baye's beautiful performance, a career high that culminates in a tip of the hat to her first great director, Francois Truffaut.
September 8, 2006
Le Petit Lieutenant, keeps such a lazy pace, with so many scenes that fail to move the story forward, that it should be cited for failing to meet the minimum speed for a crime drama.
September 5, 2006
Tragedy, when it comes, does not involve us -- we're kept at arm's length through to the final retribution.
November 16, 2005
The Young Lieutenant seems so determined to reproduce the drudgery of police work, it's boring for the first hour, and only marginally more exciting for the second.