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Le Serpent (The Snake) Reviews

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September 14, 2007
Disappointing French thriller, thanks to a ridiculous plot, overblown direction and some dodgy acting from Clovis Cornillac.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 14, 2007
The film isn't much like recent examples of torture porn. It's too stylish for that.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2007
The story came from Get Carter's source author, English crime writer Ted Lewis, but the venomous sophistication and serpentine inner logic are French.
September 14, 2007
Taut, stylish French thriller, based on a novel by Ted Lewis.
September 14, 2007
It's slick, efficient, tough-nosed film-making, enmeshing our hapless hero more and more tightly in its narrative coils. Only a matter of time, surely, before Michael Douglas shows up in the remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2007
A penchant for silliness and a tabloid-ready storyline mean The Serpent is a decent thriller that loses some of its impact as it unfolds, but remains a well-paced and enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2007
A mite overblown, but no less enjoyable for it - and guaranteed to get a Hollywood re-jig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2007
You will be thrilled all the way through Le Serpent, and once the final credits roll, you will be awed by the muscular solidity of its construction.
September 14, 2007
The Serpent makes atmospheric use of its urban locations. But the more overblown the film becomes the less it engages our emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2007
An occasionally effective and stylish piece of filmmaking, capturing both the gloss and grime of the best thrillers, and delivering the odd shock as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2007
Not unwatchable, but a distinct let-down, since this crew surely had a more incisive movie in them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
September 14, 2007
Director Eric Barbier's thriller is an ambitious affair, full of writhing storylines, switchback narrative and a terrifically vile villain in the form of Clovis Cornillac.
September 14, 2007
An appropriately serpentine plot makes for an engaging thriller. It's a shame then that the final showdown is so daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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