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Le Serpent (The Snake) Reviews

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October 7, 2008
Despite the standard psycho showdown finale (which isn't bad in itself), the journey there is so dark & twisted that it comes as a little bit of a disappointment compared to the rest of the film. Something down beat, perhaps more in the vein of 'Seven', would have suited it better. Still a corker tho'!
September 24, 2008
pas mal fait mais aurait pu être plus "approfondis" et mieux
September 21, 2008
Really good French thriller. Twists, turns and a nice psychotic villain.

Ripe for a Hollywood remake and ruination.
September 9, 2008
Un thriller correct avec une bonne gestion du rythme et du suspens et un bon rebondissement au milieu du film et surtout un Cornillac tres convaincant. Cependant l'intrigue est construite sur une idee qui me parait trop invraisemblable et l'introduction du personnage de Pierre Richard au scenario est plutot mal sentie.
September 9, 2008
A quality, little known, twisty French thriller. If you like Tell No One, give this a look. Proof indeed that the French film industry can produce some quality drama.
September 3, 2008
reaaly good twisting french thriller
Super Reviewer
September 2, 2008
French thriller that just don't get better than this.Murder,blackmail,bad guy and an innocent man.All sum up to what your going to get for 2 hrs.Very enjoyable and truly gripping from start to finish.
August 19, 2008
Spännande fransk thriller om pyskopat som förr som kommer tillbaka för att jävlas. Aningen lång kanske men annars klart sevärd.
July 29, 2008
Thriller classique. Sans grandes surprises.
July 23, 2008
Bon suspense. Très bon jeu des acteurs. Une fois de plus, les francais m'épatent avec leur cinéma !!! ? voir !
½ July 21, 2008
Vraiment pas mal pour un thriller francais !
½ July 17, 2008
Proof if proof were needed that when it comes to classy thrillers ,the French can match anything the US has to offer.
Yvan Attal plays a photographer going thru a messy divorce who is drawn into a world of Blackmail and murder by a jealous schoolfriend seeking revenge.
At first his nemisis had the upper hand but soon the tables turn leading to a final standoff.
What makes this film so good is the elements of Filmakers such as DePalma and Hitchcock in its plot lines.
Bodies dissapear and reappear and seemingly innocent objects take on vital meanings .
The 2 main protagonists are both excellent and there are some very exciting moments.
Not as High profile as Tell No One but eqaully as Good,and adapted from a book by the Writer of Get Carter Ted Lewis .
a must see French Thriller
June 30, 2008
Je n' ai pas embarqué. Yvan Attal ne ressemblait tout simplement pas a Yvan Attal. Celle qui joue le role de sa femme était d' une froideur...
June 26, 2008
Un thriller classique, pas enormement de suspense, mais on se laisse prendre par une mise en scene efficace.
June 25, 2008
Pas mal du tout, un ptit thriller glauque sympathique
June 2, 2008
In a nutshell: French guy gets his life thrown upside down by an old school friend with a grudge.

Following the excellent Tell No One, this is another impressive French thriller, that benefits from not being made with a big star and set in America.

Attal is the world weary fashion photographer, who suddenly becomes involved in a complex blackmail plot which implicates him first in a rape and then a murder, cunningly devised by an ex-class mate with revenge on his mind.

Downsides are that there are a few moments of the film that defy belief, and as a whole felt a bit too familiar, reminding me of several other films.( Clive Owen thriller "Derailed" is very similar)
Attal himself (who reminds me of a slightly younger gallic Al Pacino) makes a fairly good leading man, but does seem to handle his life spiralling out of control a bit too well.
The bad guy is impressive though, and remains sinister without descending into pantomime villain territory.
Overall - it has its flaws, but is still definitely worth checking out.
May 24, 2008
This is just waiting to become an English language film. Great performances and plot that will have you on the edge of your seat. Dont let the subtitles put you off its a cool movie.
May 3, 2008
Good frensh thriller with many twists and turns.
May 3, 2008
Dans la série films-très-bien-que-personne-n'a-vu : le Serpent ! Oui, c'est un film français et non, il n'y a ni voix off existentielle ni acteur comique dedans (ah si, Pierre Richard, mais c'est un malentendu). Scénario rebondissant, réalisation classe et acteurs de grande qualité (Cornillac infaillible). Du bon thriller bien de chez nous chère madame !
April 30, 2008
A bit obvious but still very good!
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