J'ai toujours reve d'etre un gangster (I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster)
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J'ai toujours reve d'etre un gangster (I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster)
Writer/director Samuel Benchetrit takes the helm for this laid-back crime comedy that weaves together four stories which all eventually convene at a roadside diner. Franck (Edouard Baer) is a petty criminal who is currently pondering the prospect of holding up a remote diner. When observant waitress Suzie (Anna Mouglalis) eventually realizes that Franck has more than a meal on his mind, she reveals that she too had considered robbing the place until getting disheartening peak at the anemic cash register. In the second story, desperate criminals Leon (Bouli Lanners) and Paul (Serge Lariviere)… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reasonably diverting and handsomely shot in black-and-white, I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster is a pleasant four-chapter reverie on modest but failed aspirations and unlikely contentment."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Although the film has a fluffiness that means it is unlikely to linger long in the memory, it is nevertheless a fun ride."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Click for full review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses