La proie (The Prey)
La proie (The Prey) (2013)

Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. But once Morel gets released from behind bars, Adrien learns that Morel is really… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 7, 2013
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Deftly strips away the phoniness of a big-budget studio production.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

[A] sharp if dramatically underwhelming French thriller ...

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

Eric Valette tries to keep it grounded in action scenes built on a physicality that is more authentic than the overkill of CGI spectacle.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

It's watchable but absolutely no big deal, although you wouldn't know that from the drum-heavy score, so loud and militaristic that someone could reuse it for a documentary about the Battle of the Bulge.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It's no insult to say that it doesn't aspire to art-house significance, just to white-knuckled entertainment.

Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

"The Prey" is an above-average French-language thriller full of suspense and interesting characters.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Loopy, dumb, and entertaining ...

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

Why can't we make beaucoup genre films as frequently as the French?

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