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Pépé le Moko Reviews

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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine
July 20, 2016
It's about Paris--though not a single scene is either set or shot there.
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Variety Staff
April 27, 2009
Interesting movement holds through the entirety. Life in the native quarter, with its squalor and intrigues, is particularly well presented and photographed.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Film noir as we know (and love) it is just around the corner from here.
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 5, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Director Julien Duvivier took the conventional mix of love and bullets and made it into dark poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Callahan
April 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
April 3, 2003
Captures the vibrancy of colonial Northern Africa with intimate sensual detail
| Original Score: 86/100
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
am most amazed at how well it has survived the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 26, 2003
the film that made consummate French actor Jean Gabin a star
| Original Score: 4/4
Matt Langdon
January 16, 2003
You have to like a movie that was the true inspiration to that famous animated skunk Pépé le Pew.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's not just an important film; it's also great entertainment, a compelling screen romance -- and one of the best places to see hunky Jean Gabin at the height of his career.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 29, 2002
A delicious ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
August 19, 2002
An irresistibly entertaining drama of dreamy, doom-laden romantic fatalism, a vividly atmospheric film noir years before noir was cool.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2002
The French original has it all over on the Hollywood version in the way it conveys atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pam Grady
August 16, 2002
Retains its power to amuse and enthrall 65 years after its debut.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 9, 2002
Pepe le Moko, made in 1937, begins with that tinny, swooning French soundtrack music that conjures up European movies before the war, but it isn't until a few minutes later that you realize you're in for something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 26, 2002
Excitingly filmed with North African footage mixed with superb sets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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