The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017)

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It's love at first sight at the racing circuit when gangster Gino ('Gigi') meets Benedicte ('Bibi'), a wealthy and fearless racing driver. Fierce and loyal, Gigi and Bibi fight for their love against fate, reason and their own weaknesses. But how far can endurance be stretched? How far can they go to try and save what may already be lost?

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Critic Reviews for The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Roskam's structural choices weaken the overall intensity of the story, while a third-act detour into another genre is simply misguided.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The whole thing becomes drenched in a kind of downbeat sentimental martyrdom that feels oppressively old-fashioned and moribund.

September 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Racer and the Jailbird speeds along at an engaging clip, but never overcomes the fundamental simplicity of its plot.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

What starts with long swallows of gasoline just gets drowned in Evian water. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 27, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The biggest problem with the film is that...it is very simple. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 27, 2017 | Full Review…

[There's an] ardent, almost minimalist romanticism that emerges. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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