The Connection
The Connection (2015)

Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin's The French Connection. A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2015
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Connection doesn't do itself any favors by forcing comparisons to The French Connection, but it's a reasonably entertaining thriller in its own right.

Rudolph Herzog
Newsweek

Set in the 1970s, The Connection captures the gutter charm of a town that was never cleaned up and is as poisonous as it is attractive.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a stylish affair, very solidly made if not exactly breaking new ground in our understanding of events or in the way the movies depict them.

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Noel Murray
Nashville Scene

The movie's strength is in its conception of Michel and Zampa, who develop a destructive rivalry, rooted in their mutual determination to prove their superiority.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A byzantine, if ultimately conventional, heroic tale that feels like a guided tour down a familiar alley.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It may prove too slow for some and the meandering can be a little maddening, but overall it's worth the effort.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Not just a strong likeness of Michel, Jean Dujardin has the right over-sized presence for the honest Magistrate.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

There is ample photographic evidence that the '70s were not, in fact, the best-looking, coolest decade ever. But you wouldn't know it from watching The Connection.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

It starts with gunshots - a Mercedes and its driver are riddled by motorcycle-riding assassins in broad daylight - and the pace of "The Connection" is bang-bang brisk most of the rest of the way.

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Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire

It's familiar. We see the tale unfolding before our eyes from the beginning. But that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. It's a fast-paced story, confidently told.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
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This is a polished French product, as one would expect, even if the personages are a little caricatured. The production is perfectly styled for 1970s Marseille,… More