Requiem for a Killer (Requiem pour une Tueuse)
Requiem for a Killer (Requiem pour une Tueuse) (2011)

A hit woman backs out of her final assignment, which requires her to kill an opera singer. As a result, the British company that hired her puts a contract out on her life.

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Guy Lodge
Time Out

Cue a lot of inscrutable double-crossing, 'Murder She Wrote'-level suspense and endless recitations of Handel's 'Messiah' - well, you have to class things up somehow.

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Matthew Turner

Ludicrous thriller that almost qualifies for so-bad-it's-good status, thanks to a nonsensical script, poor performances and dreadful direction.

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Bethany Rutter
Little White Lies

Lazy and futile.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Writer-director's Jerome Le Gris' sub-Hitchcockian thriller piles up the genre clichés to the point where you assume the whole enterprise must be an Agatha Christie-style parody.

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Peter Bradshaw

Mélanie Laurent glides with L'Oréal serenity through this entirely terrible film as Lucrèce, an ice-cold assassin.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

Virtually defining style over substance, Requiem for a Killer disappoints on almost all fronts.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A precocious French schoolboy's idea of sophistication, the film is as deep and as brittle as a coating of glossy nail varnish.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

[A] startlingly ludicrous hit-girl thriller, in which Mélanie Laurent must go undercover as an opera singer to off a fellow soloist.

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