Mesrine: Part II - Public Enemy #1 ( ennemi public n°1, L' ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 11577

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 09/10/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/29/2011

Language: French

Genre: Biography, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jean-François Richet

Actors: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Gérard Lanvin, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Gourmet

Plot: Jacques Mesrine was France's most notorious criminal. Part two of his story shows him at the height of his infamy, leading to his death as he was gunned down by police in Paris. -- Chris Kavan

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Allison - wrote on 08/14/2009

Rarely is the second part of a grand film better than the first, but this is the case with Mesrine. Cecile de France was strangely unrecognizable. I thought she was good in this, so I looked her up only to find it was an actress I had already admired. Recommended, although the film (both parts, especially the first) was a little more violent than was necessary.

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"Mesrine: Public Enemy #1" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 10/24/2012

The second part of the life story of notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine is very much a case of more of the same; more daring bank heists, more shoot outs on the streets of Paris and more prison break outs. It takes place over a shorter period of time than the previous film leaving more room to concentrate on the man and his motivations, particularly during the scenes in which he verbally spars with an ageing millionaire and kidnap victim and his brutal attempted murder of a right wing journalist. These scenes show all his bluster about being a "revolutionary" was really a smoke screen to cover his ever increasing ego and obsession with his own public image. The representation of his death is also very well done despite the inevitable conclusion, echoing the opening scenes from the …

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