La Mentale: The Code
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Upon his release from prison, hardened criminal Dris (Samuel Le Bihan) sets out to eschew his past life and live a peaceful, crime-free existence with his girlfriend. Unfortunately, Dris's cousin Yanis (Samy Naceri) has plans to entangle him in a variety of illicit activities, and attempts to coax the ex-con back into a lawless existence. Now a powerful mob boss, Yanis has longed for his cousin's release for years, firmly believing that together they can rule the crime-strewn streets of their Parisian suburb. Though Dris tries to resist, he plunges headlong back into the criminal… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Think of The Code as an episode of The Sopranos stripped of humor or much insight."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"A routine gangster picture with a lot of internecine turf wars and a rush of angry dialogue being spat about, accompanied by English subtitles."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"[Samuel Le Bihan] should have Hollywood at his feet.... He's more the French Liam Neeson than the next Olivier Martinez."
‑ Kent Turner,
"This hack job simply apes the conventions of dumb, homegrown crime dramas."
‑ , E! Online
"Every time Yanis leaves the screen, our interest lags."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A boring and violent French crime thriller."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Unpredictable deviations from the formula ... keep the film interesting."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not only is The Code visually unexciting, it doesn't seem to have a discernable point beyond trying to set up an elaborate shoot-out."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"A fumbling tribute to the philosophical French gangster films of the 1950's."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"The atmospheric, richly detailed La Mentale has terrific vitality with its volatile mixture of alternating camaraderie and savagery."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Just a bunch of idiots killing other idiots. You've seen it before."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
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