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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. Aug 9, 2012
    Cada persona configura el mundo de acuerdo a sus vivencias. El cine es una paleta de opciones de los colores con los que se compone el mundo. Pero cuando se llegan a los extremos de la paleta, comienzan los colores más oscuros, las bajezas de la naturaleza humana, las cotidianidades de la sociedad de las que se niegan su existencia. Polisse es una película basada en hechos reales, testimonios de una decadencia en valores, y la confrontación de unas dinámicas que no se quieren aceptar, no se quieren reconocer como parte de la (pos)modernidad.

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  2. Jun 30, 2012
    I feel that this is a near great film. It tells the story of a group of men and women who work in a police unit specializing in protecting children from sex crimes (arresting and prosecuting pedophiles). As it starkly demonstrates the nature of the predators and the damage to the victims, it never oversimplifies, condescends or preaches. At the same time that it is an action good guy versus bad guy film, it draws us in to the romantic life of several of the cops, and their lives are complicated too. I was struck by the contrast between the cops in France and American cops, and the non-authoritarian more diffuse police heirarchy. The director (unintentionally?) draws a sharp contrast between USA and France, and for that sociological perspective alone, the film would be significant. But it's rare when the film draws you in and allows you to feel the full gamut of human emotions without attempting to manipulate the viewer-but just lets you see society's reflection in the mirror of the camera lens. See it! Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jun 16, 2012
    A drama with interesting moments, but also some false notes and a wildly bizarre ending.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Glasby
    Jun 16, 2012
    Based on genuine cases, the film reveals its horrors in a matter-of-fact manner, taking care to show the characters grasping every chance for laughter - however inappropriate - amid the grimness.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 15, 2012
    Like "Gone, Baby, Gone," the French film Polisse succeeds by shifting the focus from the victims to the vigilant protectors.