Max and the Junkmen
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Claude Sautet's elegant and sophisticated crime drama stars the great Michel Piccoli as Max, a Paris detective hellbent on justice at any cost after watching one too many wily criminals slip through his fingers. Following a chance encounter with Abel (Bernard Fresson), an Army buddy now working as a scrap collector (most of whose "scrap" just happens to be stolen), Max decides to lure Abel and his gang into committing a bank robbery ... so that he can then catch them red-handed. So Max poses as a wealthy banker and begins a series of illicit rendezvous with the high-class… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Has the matter-of-fact look and careful pace of a precinct-house procedural."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"The deep cynicism would be depressing if it weren't so riveting."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"Regarding Michel Piccoli's Max, Claude Sautet's film resists judgment, neither condoning nor signposting the despicable nature of his choices."
‑ Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine
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