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  • Summary: Re-release, with new translations and subtitles, of the 1955 French caper film about a gambler who plans on robbing a casino.
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  1. Its dark-toned cinematography by Henri Decaë still packs a wallop, and the screenplay has a refreshing sense of humor.
  2. 100
    Not a masterpiece, but still fabulous.
  3. A noir with a smile, and after all these years, its deft mixture of darkness and light still makes us smile.
  4. Great picture? No. Cool picture? Oui. Not as good, I must say, as the sort of thing we moron yanks were doing on our own over here – "D.O.A." is much better.
  5. Looks a lot like 1950s American gangster films -- particularly, John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle" -- but it's decidedly French in its sexual candor and moral laissez-faire.
  6. 70
    Shot in stylish black and white, with a memorably low-key performance from Duchesne, Bob le Flambeur is definitely worth checking out on the big screen in a fresh print.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff [not credited]
    50
    Lacks the suspense, characterization and deft direction of the predecessor "Rififi."

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