Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

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Released 2010

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Director:
Jean-Francois Richet
Released:
2010
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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 is a two-part 2008 French-language film directed by Jean-François Richet and written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Richet. The first part's script was based on the autobiographical book L'instinct de mort by French gangster Jacques Mesrine, while the second part detailed Mesrine's criminal career after his escape from prison, and his subsequent brutal end.

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  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    The films never lose sight of Mesrine the man, a fascinating character in that he's brutal yet extremely intelligent, has a skewed but discernible conscience, and, under the right ...

  • 90

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The story is deepened with a distinctively European political subtext as the increasingly grandiose Mesrine engages in a running dialogue with various characters about the differen...

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In most movies, we know the police bullets will never find their target. With Mesrine, (1) sometimes they do, and (2) in real life, he survived an incredible 20 years with the poli...

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Crime, Thrillers, Historical, Biography