Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime)
Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) (2010)

ARMY OF CRIME is a revealing thriller about the very first days of the French Resistance to Nazi occupation, a time when many of the movement's leaders and foot soldiers were often foreigners - Poles, Jews, Armenians, Spaniards,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

A solid, spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

There's no sense of the oppression France felt under Nazi rule. It's all just play-acting in period-specific attire. You can almost hear the AD calling lunch.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... Guédiguian punctures a lot of myths about the face-and the motives-of the French resistance.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A passionate act of remembrance.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Virginie Ledoyen stars as Missak's impossibly lovely, stalwart wife, and a troupe of supporting players give life to the men and women who died not for the miserable France of that moment, but for the vision of what it could be.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

... Guediguian, working with a screenplay by Serge Le Peron and Gilles Taurand, gives the good old-fashioned epic treatment to an important chapter of history.

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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a fact-based story of the French resistance who had to fight not only the Germans but their own people.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

His film is always fascinating and is a crucial, stirring addition to the cinema about wartime France.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A young and talented cast put energy into this timeless story of the citizen warriors of occupied France.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom." --Bob Dylan
Walter M.
There is something deeply admirable in trying to honor the lives of the international resistance in France(some of who also fought in the Spanish Civil War)… More
Cynthia S.
Leave it to the French to make a movie like this slow, and tedious. But, it is a good depiction of what it's like to live under Nazi occupation. Ordinary,… More
Daniel Parsons
<i>Army of Crime</i> is a deceptively complex film detailing the true story of a resistance against the Nazi's in France, made up of many… More
Gordon A
Long, flat telling of hardly an original tale of WWII French resistance. It tries to encompass so many characters that it fails to develop any of them beyond… More
Constanza Boutter
Compelling performances and beautifully told heroics, it should not be missed. This is a true story of a faction of the French Resistance comprised of… More