Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) Reviews

August 6, 2019
The movie is, in any case, very enjoyable, while personally and visually very energetic. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 17, 2019
Where the film's first half is stirring, fascinating and charming, its final acts are laborious, maudlin and comically depressing.
June 5, 2019
A film that brings together elements of a thriller and the romantic melodrama. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 13, 2019
Racer and the Jailbird is overly long and overly melodramatic... But the pivotal heist scenes are exciting and Schoenaerts and Exarchopoulos have terrific chemistry.
October 31, 2018
It's a stylish thriller packed with energy and exuberance.
August 27, 2018
Its spectacular fast-revving plot is suddenly wrenched into a seemingly endless, unfocussed, lower and more serious gear.
August 20, 2018
Racer and the Jailbird is an unabashedly personal work... Roskam's "everything but the kitchen sink" approach is, more often than not, beautifully melancholic and deeply moving.
July 13, 2018
The two leads are excellent, and though the film stalls a little in the second half, there are some good heist scenes.
May 12, 2018
We're never given any reason to feel. Perhaps that's why you care more for the inanimate 911 Carrera -- praying it will never crash -- than you do the horndog lovebirds occupying its two front seats.
May 11, 2018
There are a handful too many moments when the film sags or snags to call it great, but when its firing on all cylinders, it's blazing.
May 10, 2018
While it doesn't connect in the profound manner Roskam is hoping for, the rest of the film salvages the viewing experience, which captures the velocity of attraction and the sting of dishonesty quite well.
May 8, 2018
Perhaps a bit too dark for its own good... It's a slickly produced film that's unafraid to combine a full-out heist sequence with some very grim emotions.
May 4, 2018
The work by the two leads is consistently committed, not to mention oozing with old fashioned movie-star charisma.
November 27, 2017
[There's an] ardent, almost minimalist romanticism that emerges. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 13, 2017
With its full emphatic score, mainstream genre fusion (tragic romance / crime drama), and enraptured gazing at movie stars, The Racer and the Jailbird is clearly going for Movie-Movie scale
October 5, 2017
Against the odds, it's a love affair for the ages, and the two charismatic leads successfully bring a haunting telepathy to their affair.
October 4, 2017
Worth catching for the action sequences and the brilliant performances alone, but just don't expect a coherent story to go with its otherwise faultless direction.
September 14, 2017
Though Roskam and Schoenaarts eventually hit the mark, Racer and the Jailbird provides little more than superficial entertainment.
September 11, 2017
If you're in a romantic frame of mind, 'Racer and the Jailbird' delivers so wholly on that front that it goes a fair way toward compensating for the film's deficiencies elsewhere.