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  • Summary: Milan and Jonas, co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured, they testify against their psychotic liaison, Six years later, the menâ
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Nov 7, 2013
    50
    Mr. Marie, making his debut as a director, swathes their tale in a thick coat of style that teeters between cool and mannered.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 7, 2013
    50
    It’s a mildly interesting thriller — Paris through the eyes of a director who doesn’t know how to make its beauty menacing.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 11, 2013
    50
    Slickly executed with glossy, neon-drenched cinematography and a throbbing techno-music score, Paris Countdown sacrifices substance for stylishness, as has become the distressing tendency of so many recent crime dramas. But its fast pacing, compelling lead performances and frequent doses of action prevent boredom from settling in.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Nov 7, 2013
    40
    Paris Countdown has style to burn, where “style” means “uses lots of lighting gels and some camera flourishes,” but it doesn’t have a coherent point of view or a solid take on the genre.
  5. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Nov 8, 2013
    38
    A middle-aged bromance tucked inside a French crime thriller, a slick and brutal B-action picture that finds writer-director Edgar Marie channeling Nicolas Winding Refn channeling early Michael Mann.
  6. Reviewed by: Sam Weisberg
    Nov 5, 2013
    30
    The skirmishes are alternately silly and wan. The film's gloomy techno score is its most lasting attribute.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 7, 2013
    30
    If Michael Mann, Luc Besson and Quentin Tarantino all ate the same bad sushi together, the unfortunate end result might just resemble the pre-digested pap that is the French thriller Paris Countdown.

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