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Polisse Reviews

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September 18, 2017
Supremely and superbly character-driven, this film is a throwback to many of the best police dramas of the past.
February 13, 2017
The ensemble cast is natural, lively and truthful. The balance of personal stories and criminal cases is perfect.
June 2, 2013
It has the makings for a pretty good cop show. But as a movie, this 'inside' look at the dozen or so dedicated members of the Parisian Child Protection Unit is conspicuously lacking in coherence and depth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 23, 2013
It gets across its message on the plight of the innocent children.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 12, 2012
The French drama is a gritty and intimate look at big-city detectives that had me wondering what the French word for "wire" is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2012
...a tough and mostly rewarding ride, sort of like a full season of a novelistic cable drama like The Wire compressed into a two-hour serving ...
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
August 8, 2012
[O]ne of the best based-on-facts police pictures.
July 29, 2012
Polisse connects fitfully through its sheer urgency -- it's a work of deep feeling. But the movie, which opts for a baseline emotional setting of overheated, eventually starts to come across as pummeling, and one-note.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 19, 2012
A (chaotic) tour-de-force ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2012
It's an affecting film that's has stuck with me since I left the theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 28, 2012
Whatever you think of it, you won't be neutral.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
Bluntly edited, with no hand-holding transitional scenes, the film is an intimate portrait of an idealistic, understaffed, sometimes wrongheaded team battling youth prostitution, thievery rings and adult predators from every class of society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2012
"Polisse" made me wonder how to say, "Its reach exceeds its grasp," in French.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 26, 2012
Though made as a feature film, Polisse looks suspiciously like a few episodes of medium-quality TV stapled together...a contender for one of the most overrated films of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 25, 2012
A cohesive energy and dramatic weight draws us ever tighter to its gut wrenching centre
June 25, 2012
It plays out like a vibrant, explosive slice of life .... It's not always comfortable to watch, but one thing is assured: this is one film you will not forget
June 24, 2012
An urgent, fly-on-the-wall affair that plays out like a grittier big-screen take on its more famous, US TV-related cousins.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 17, 2012
The performances are uniformly excellent, but the charismatic rapper Joeystarr is particularly impressive as an idealistic, insubordinate cop with a short fuse.
June 16, 2012
It's a well-done film, but also leaves me a little cold, even as I admire the way Ma´wenn is willing to forego most of the stock button-pushing moments of the typical police drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 15, 2012
It's like the French version of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, except every case is one that would send Detective Elliot Stabler totally mental and inspire him to punch a wall or two.
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