La Bonne année (The Happy New Year Caper)
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La Bonne année (The Happy New Year Caper)
The ever-reliable Claude Lelouch serves up another romance-and-adventure combination plate with Happy New Year. Simon (Lino Ventura) is doing prison time, due to a jewel-theft caper. The police still have not recovered the loot, so Simon gets an early release so that they can track him to it. He is wise to their intentions, however, and loses his tail early on. Nonetheless, his search for his old partner Charlot (Charles Gerard) leads him to reminisce about the robbery itself, and the events that led up to it. With the encouragement of his partner in crime, who honorably gives him his share,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"More baloney from Claude Lelouch."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"An entertaining but vacuous effort from Claude Lelouch."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It bubbles occasionally, but like low-calorie club soda."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"He tried a harsher approach in this introspective comedy caper flick but, as the relationship between Ventura and Fabian proves, he could never resist the roses."
‑ , Film4
"Any exploration of such cynicism is largely dissipated by the surfeit of Gallic charm."
‑ , Time Out
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