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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 76
  2. Negative: 1 out of 76
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  1. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    This movie is amazing. Just wow. Enjoyed every second it's so fast paced, you won't be able to look away!! They need to make more movies like this.
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Wow just perfect . i dont care if critics dont like it or it not being nominated i love action movies every second of this movie made me dont look away didnt get boring like THE goddamnFather movie every time i watched got asleep
  3. Sep 8, 2014
    9
    Much like Dredd or The Raid, two of the best action movies in recent memory, this movie succeeds part in because of it's awesome setting. Also like those movies it provides an interesting take on the action. In this movies case it's high-flying parkour. It doesn't have much in the way of traditional action movie shoot outs or fist-fights (there are a few), instead it's got insanely funMuch like Dredd or The Raid, two of the best action movies in recent memory, this movie succeeds part in because of it's awesome setting. Also like those movies it provides an interesting take on the action. In this movies case it's high-flying parkour. It doesn't have much in the way of traditional action movie shoot outs or fist-fights (there are a few), instead it's got insanely fun chase scenes that feature some crazy awesome stunts.

    Even better is the fact that it's got a great plot and awesome leads in Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle, who just work great together. Don't let this movie's age trick you into thinking that all it's tricks have already been used in so many more recent action films. I'm actually shocked to say that it's content is still very unique, and even today feels like a fresh face in the action movie crowd. A must watch.
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  4. MarcD.
    Jun 3, 2006
    9
    This movie is a hell of a lot of fun. It's probably much better that it has subtitles because some of the words coming out of these guys' mouths would have been laughable had they been translated - extremely sincere, elevated coversations. But the martial arts were fantastic. As we were leaving the theater, a stoner told his buddy, "Man, that guy's got hops!" Exactly. They This movie is a hell of a lot of fun. It's probably much better that it has subtitles because some of the words coming out of these guys' mouths would have been laughable had they been translated - extremely sincere, elevated coversations. But the martial arts were fantastic. As we were leaving the theater, a stoner told his buddy, "Man, that guy's got hops!" Exactly. They both have hops. Expand
  5. H.Kenney
    Jul 3, 2006
    9
    maybe the story sucks, but you cant help loving the action and just pure fun that this film oozes.
  6. TimO.
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    Videogames, Movies, Critics, Directors, Actors and fans alike will look up to this film for years to come. An ideal action picture with a stunning plot and perfectly casted acting. Smart direction is the least you can say for this stunning epic adventure. It also gives you a brilliant outlook on the future without using a terrible script filled with celebrity cameos and gunshot wounds. Videogames, Movies, Critics, Directors, Actors and fans alike will look up to this film for years to come. An ideal action picture with a stunning plot and perfectly casted acting. Smart direction is the least you can say for this stunning epic adventure. It also gives you a brilliant outlook on the future without using a terrible script filled with celebrity cameos and gunshot wounds. The action is first class and non stop and the entire movie carries itself like no other action film has ever come close to. The action genre has just been defined by this unbelievable film. Expand
  7. IceLee
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    SUPER!
  8. HB
    Jun 4, 2006
    10
    Exhilerating film creating a new French style that I hope is the start of more like this to come.
  9. AwesomeDude
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    Paris, 2010: The best plot ever. Amazing.
  10. SamBob
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    Amazing film of all proportions...Excellent Action with amazing acting
  11. AdultSwim
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    Better than any action movie in the last 10 years. An American Classic.
  12. YousafK.
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    Brilliant just brilliant. I couldn't sit in my sofa while watching this movie. I can't spend a day without watching it. It's a must watch for action freaks.
  13. SteveB.
    Sep 17, 2006
    9
    Hot chick, dirty cops, cool gangs, fast cars, explosions, drugs, guns, great fight scenes and great soundtrack with driving techno beats. Crazy environment, "Escape From New York" on steroids. A movie for the guys!
  14. SandraA.
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    It's the best!!!
  15. Sam
    Sep 24, 2006
    10
    Ultimate lads film. This is just what I
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    Fast, dumb fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    Makes everything Hollywood has lately done in the action genre look clumsy, dull and stale. It is a short, nonstop stuntfest that, by going back to basics and placing them on the screen with simple, breathless stylishness, turns what is essentially a lowlife movie form into something one is not embarrassed to call "pure" cinema--all energy, movement and high kinetic wit.
  3. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    80
    Spread the word: This delirious import is the most (maybe the only) fun action movie of the summer.