Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    It shouldn't be missed. This is a fact-based story of the French resistance who had to fight not only the Germans but their own people. The title comes from the term in a propaganda poster that the Germans and occupied French government used to label the fighters as terrorists.
  2. Was it all for naught? Only weeks after the 23 partisans were arrested (and all but two promptly executed), Paris was liberated. Army of Crime is a passionate act of remembrance.
  3. 90
    This is a solid, spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 8, 2011
    A rather slow, somber, almost documentary style movie that copies most French resistance movies in it's sincerity and squareness. What is missing here is the story outside the story: namely the fact that most post 1943 Parisian anti nazi terrorist/patriotic attacks came from foreigners, and that they were rounded up by the French for the Nazis. It's done in a biographical way and we are introduced to the main members over time, but we don't get into understanding much of the characters, or learn much about their different ethnic backgrounds, and in the end we see nothing of the show trial and the involvement of the French collaborators in the propaganda. As it is a French film the director doesn't feel the need to educate the uninitiated, and I suspect he leaves many young French in the dark as well. Full Review »