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Le guetteur (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 5 September 2012 (France)
A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.

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Mattei
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Vincent Kaminski
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Franck
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Éric
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Meyer
Jérôme Pouly ...
David
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Anna
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Nico
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Kathy
Christian Hecq ...
Gerfaut (as Christian Hecq de la Comédie Française)
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Gitan Arnaud
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Mitch
Géraldine Martineau ...
Sonia
Flavien Tassart ...
Marco Frazetti
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A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.

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Well made, decent Euro thriller
29 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Detective Mattei (Daniel Auteuil) is on the trail of Vincent Kaminski (Mathieu Kassovitz) a rooftop sniper who took out a bunch of police officers while a daring bank robbery was in progress. But as he digs deeper in to the case, he uncovers even more dark, disturbing secrets.

It always seems to be the case that the continentals seem to make the better quality films, in terms of writing and general production values, and if their market doesn't get the best exposure, it certainly receives the greatest critical acclaim and there are quite a few who want to imitate it. They seem to come up with all the original ideas, that's for sure, and that's something Hollywood certainly can't claim. This familiar truth may be the case with The Lookout, even if it's not maybe the best example, perhaps.

It's an intricate, absorbing thriller, quite faultless but still unremarkable, but you can't help but get the feeling that someone, sometime will try and do it again. ***


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