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Polisse Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 14, 2012
So amorphous, volatile and multi-plotted it could be a rough cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 14, 2012
It's restless and compelling, ragged and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 14, 2012
Even though it crumbles under any close scrutiny, you feel there would be scope for a less hysterical sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 14, 2012
Maiwenn's third feature walks the line between docudrama and melodrama, but is grounded by horror all too human.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 14, 2012
Impressively directed, powerfully moving and frequently shocking fly-on-the-wall French police drama with a strong script and terrific performances from a fine ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
Total Film
June 13, 2012
Not for the faint-hearted, but it feels like the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
June 13, 2012
This challenging police-procedural docudrama is worth watching closely and taking seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 13, 2012
Paints a compellingly authentic picture of the mentally gruelling life on the job.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 12, 2012
It's melodramatic to the point of lunacy, but an intense ride you won't soon forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
June 12, 2012
Has an infectious energy and aims for a bottom-up, slice-of-life air characterised by naturalistic performances and a fly-on-the-wall shooting style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
June 11, 2012
Ultimately, engaging as it might be from scene to scene, Polisse fails to make a convincing statement about the toll that a life spent investigating depravity takes.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 10, 2012
Cutting between some of the unit's traumatised case work and the dysfunctional personal lives of the agents, it's messy, immersive and vital.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
June 10, 2012
Unsparing in its portrayal of the seedier side of French society, only Polisse's loose focus keeps it from matching The Class for emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
June 10, 2012
Polisse is a fantastically compelling and complex portrait of the men and women who devote their days to the safety of children, and who must come to accept that the cycle of abuse and hardship rarely ends at their intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
June 8, 2012
Polisse is a film not about police but about police films. It delivers in that regard, but its thin psychological component and attention-grabbing showiness deny it lasting importance.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 7, 2012
A different kind of cop drama, Polisse tackles material sure to make some uncomfortable but does so without losing the humanity amongst the horror of crimes against children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
June 7, 2012
Great camera work and postproduction combined with the genuine grit of police work make this a film to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 31, 2012
Will be hard to take for most auds but is definitely worthwhile, on a subject mainstream Hollywood wouldn't touch with a barge pole.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 31, 2012
When the chunks are strong, you can imagine whole films being built around them; when they're not, you wish someone had found the resolve to cut them out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
May 26, 2012
I'm all for saving children but I find movies like Polisse exploiting the subject for cheap drama. When an artist can make you forget you're watching an 'important' movie then that's when art can elevate real life tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2 out of 10
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