La French
La French (2015)

Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin's The French Connection. A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Debruge
Variety

Jimenez adopts a vintage-kitsch sensibility, taking a disappointingly generic approach to his hard-to-follow narrative.

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Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

A very compelling true crime tale. Like the flipside of THE FRENCH CONNECTION.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

A procedural epic whose complicated narrative is propelled by visceral action sequences and an unusually thrilling soundtrack.

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Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm

Given that the only real enjoyment for The Connection is its connection to Friedkin's epic films (let's not forget the under-loved sequel), this examination of the Marseille heroin lords, with their political and police corruption, is entirely redundant.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

"The Connection" feels at best like a cover version of the classic American crime films of the 1970s, and at worst like so much glossily mounted karaoke.

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Jordan Adler
We Got This Covered

A fascinating true-crime story gets a flat, formulaic treatment in The Connection. Where's the jolting, no-holds-barred energy of Popeye Doyle when you need it?

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