Free Men
Free Men (2012)

In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes (played by break-out star, Tahar Rahim) earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Ferroukhi fails to communicate much of the fear and paranoia of living in an occupied city.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Rahim has the eyes of the young Mandy Patinkin. If only he had some of the wildness.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

They are people worth knowing about and pondering in our present, conflicted times.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

A cannily shot thriller.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Free Men offers a pleasing historical escape via a story of everyone setting aside religious, colonial, and ethnic divides to unite against the Nazis.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

[A] socially nutritious, unimpeachably competent, but shapeless and sluggish wartime drama about the little-known collaboration between North African immigrants and the French Resistance.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The film benefits greatly from Rahim's subtle, effective performance; and it's inevitably heartening to see Jewish and Muslim Algerians identify themselves in national, not ethnic or religious, terms, while fighting a common enemy.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"Free Men" is so-so, but it is driven by a mischievously interesting idea: that Muslims and Jews have more in common than they normally allow.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

I kept hoping to get caught up in it in more than a coolly intellectual way, but that never happened.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really well done, and an interesting look at Paris under the Nazi heel, especially as the terror strikes Parisian Jews. I found the Islamic music trying, others… More
Walter M.
In occupied France, Younes(Tahar Rahim) works in the black market. During an immigration dragnet, he is arrested while his cousin Ali(Farid Larbi) escapes.… More