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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23

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Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jan 19, 2011
    75
    The lack of dramatic tension that knowing the ending before you being creates isn't a huge drawback.
  2. 75
    Cassel, who won a Cesar (France's equivalent to the Oscar) for his performance, invests the character with a grounding of humanity and honor that imply there are certain lines even Mesrine would never cross.
  3. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    80
    An instant gangster classic.