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Polisse Reviews

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June 15, 2012
"Polisse" draws us uncomfortably close to a taboo subject then rewards us with real nourishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 14, 2012
A drama with interesting moments, but also some false notes and a wildly bizarre ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2012
So amorphous, volatile and multi-plotted it could be a rough cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2012
It's restless and compelling, ragged and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
June 14, 2012
Maiwenn's third feature walks the line between docudrama and melodrama, but is grounded by horror all too human.
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
June 13, 2012
Not for the faint-hearted, but it feels like the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2012
This challenging police-procedural docudrama is worth watching closely and taking seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 13, 2012
Paints a compellingly authentic picture of the mentally gruelling life on the job.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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