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out of 100
Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
Though rough edges are very much part of picture's fabric and charm, the current two-hour-plus edit is too choppy, with many sequences feeling rushed or underdeveloped.
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The strange, unsettling juxtapositions, even when mashing up the mawkish and mockery, are full of life.
Filmmaker-star Maiwenn's socially-minded film is packed with raw, visceral performances from an accomplished cast.
The film can be rambling and glib, yet it's no mere crime drama. It captures a middle-class French society that looks more humane than ours, but is just as messed up.
I'm not sure I feel more at ease after seeing this prize-winning film about a child protection unit in Paris. No doubt a lot of children get protected, but the professional standards of the police sometimes seem inspired by TV cop shows, on which the plots center around the camaraderie of the cops.
Inspired by a documentary, the film is shot with vérité immediacy and beautifully acted by an outstanding ensemble. If not every piece of the puzzle delivers its intended impact, the movie as a whole gets under your skin, and the central characters resonate long after the screen goes dark.
The messiness of the film seems appropriate to its subject, which is the attempt to bring at least a measure of order - and even a touch of grace - to a chaotic and frequently ugly reality.
What makes it such a singular experience is the convergence of fine acting, moral urgency and a willingness to linger on moments of great intensity.
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Not for everyone!
It's one of those movies that moves so fast, you can't get up to pee. Exciting, fast-paced and deep in character development, but a tad macabre. Thought provoking but at the same time leaves you wondering qu'est-ce c'etait?!??
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