Le Serpent (The Snake)
Le Serpent (The Snake) (2006)

Gallic writer-director Eric Barbier borrows Hitchcock's old premise of an innocent unjustly accused of lurid and brutal actions - with all evidence pointing inconveniently to him - for the Parisian-set thriller Le Serpent. Yvan Attal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 8, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Not unwatchable, but a distinct let-down, since this crew surely had a more incisive movie in them.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The story came from Get Carter's source author, English crime writer Ted Lewis, but the venomous sophistication and serpentine inner logic are French.

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Steve Watson

A penchant for silliness and a tabloid-ready storyline mean The Serpent is a decent thriller that loses some of its impact as it unfolds, but remains a well-paced and enjoyable film.

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Matthew Turner

Disappointing French thriller, thanks to a ridiculous plot, overblown direction and some dodgy acting from Clovis Cornillac.

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Taut, stylish French thriller, based on a novel by Ted Lewis.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

A mite overblown, but no less enjoyable for it - and guaranteed to get a Hollywood re-jig.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

The film isn't much like recent examples of torture porn. It's too stylish for that.

Andrew Pulver

It's slick, efficient, tough-nosed film-making, enmeshing our hapless hero more and more tightly in its narrative coils. Only a matter of time, surely, before Michael Douglas shows up in the remake.

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Anton Bitel

You will be thrilled all the way through Le Serpent, and once the final credits roll, you will be awed by the muscular solidity of its construction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Almost brilliant in every way. This is a very well written storyline of conspiracy, framing, revenge, brought to life by two brilliant performances by Yvan… More
Brian De Guelle
French thriller that just don't get better than this.Murder,blackmail,bad guy and an innocent man.All sum up to what your going to get for 2 hrs.Very… More