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  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. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 22, 2010
    This true story does a great service by honoring the memory of 22 brave men and women and by dramatizing the internal debates within the French population. But in staying true to life, it sacrifices some of the pacing and clarity of a conventional thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil de Semlyen
    Compelling performances and beautifully told heroics but the pacing is flawed in terms of a thrilling cinematic experience.
  3. 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.