Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)

Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number 1 and is eventually condemned to a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vincent Cassel is mesmerizing in the lead role. Even if it's less focused than its predecessor, it's more fun.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Yes, he was a bad guy; but what a great story.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Director Jean-Francois Richet and screenwriter Abdel Raouf Dafri's movie generates much heat, but little light.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Once again Casell is phenomenal in the role and turns the film into a compelling and gripping ending to an epic gangster flick.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

His violent, pathetic end makes you sad not for the man but for a world in which such a creature could exist -- and thrive.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Jacques Mesrine's end may be inevitable, but he certainly doesn't bore us along the way.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Part 1 remains marginally compelling, if for no other reason than that it sets the table for the vastly superior Part 2.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You needn't have seen the first chapter to be swept up in this swirl of bloodletting and braggadocio.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

[It] doesn't dig deeply into why Mesrine was the way he was. It's propelled by such a forceful performance from Cassel that, in the end, it hardly matters.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

The only recent gangster film this one falls short of is "Killer Instinct," the first half of the epic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
The second part of the life story of notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine is very much a case of more of the same; more daring bank heists, more shoot outs… More
Conner Rainwater
Sadly, this doesn't have a storytelling ability that the first part did. It doesn't have the source material to capture the same experience that the… More
Alex roy
Second half to Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Mesine: Public Enemy #1 focuses on Jacques Mesrine on the run, and being pursued by the French authorities. A brilliant… More
familiar stranger
This was an interesting gangster story and a great follow-up to the first part. One of the things I liked about this movie is that it does not follow the… More
Chris Weber
Much like Che, the second portion of the Mesrine saga, while good, isn't as strong or as focused as the first portion. Still though, it's a lot of… More
Mark Walker
I only wish more directors were willing to broaden the scope of their films in this way. If an audience isn't willing to sit for too long then release it… More

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