Paris Countdown
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Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men's nightmare begins again when the psychopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, the old friends are united again in order to survive. PARIS COUNTDOWN is directorial debut from celebrated writer Edgar Marie and from the producers of "Point Blank" and "A Gang… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"That's a lot of stuff going on at once, all of which feels rather familiar but none of which the film ever truly gets right."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Despite the ingredients for a rousing shoot-'em-up (two-timing hit men, a slo-mo shoot-out, chartreuse-filtered scenes in Mexico) it's hard to buy the leads' mastery of this world of fist-pumps and violence."
‑ Andrew Frisicano, Time Out New York
"Paris Countdown has style to burn, where "style" means "uses lots of lighting gels and some camera flourishes," but it doesn't have a coherent point of view or a solid take on the genre."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"It's a mildly interesting thriller - Paris through the eyes of a director who doesn't know how to make its beauty menacing."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"Those with a fetish for the smashing of faces - against rocks, bourbon glasses, windshields, and the like - might enjoy Edgar Marie's crime thriller Paris Countdown."
‑ Sam Weisberg, Village Voice
"Aims to be a slick piece of action entertainment, but there's little imagination beyond the age of the lead characters, and while the feature is mercifully simplistic, it's rarely engaging, even as a violent distraction."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
""Paris Countdown" is a buddy movie with a downbeat heart."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Despite possessing some definite strengths, the film ultimately feels as though it's hewing to a well-honed formula."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The likes of Paris Countdown have been seen before and will be seen again."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
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