The French Detective
When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning from his superiors. When he embarrasses Lardatte while disarming a hostage (the dead volunteer's father), Verjeat is told he's being transferred within a week. He speeds up his hunt for the goon and, with Lefévre, one of his young detectives, he engineers a complicated scheme to buy more time before the transfer. How should Verjeat play out his values of honor and duty?
- Stars:Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar, Pierre Tornade, Françoise Brion, Claude Rich, Michel Peyrelon, Claude Brosset, Gérard Hérold, Gérard Dessalles, Jacques Rispal, Patrick Feigelson, Jean-Yves Gautier, Pierre Londiche,
- Director:Pierre Granier-Deferre,
- Writer:Jean Laborde (novel), Francis Veber
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(nl) wrote: (September 2012) Very dull and uninspiring. One can call it an adult drama? I hope adult doesn't mean dull. I guess acting is good, but the story is uninspiring and unbelievable, which is hard to overcome.
(ru) wrote: Slick thriller. Well shot, great cast and good action beats. Thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
(fr) wrote: Don't be fooled by the critic's take on this movie. Sure, it drags a little. But it's still essentially a good movie. Di Caprio's performance takes it away. Makeup was perfect. I, honestly, enjoyed the movie.
(mx) wrote: Never boring, but boy did this make me want to smoke a cigarette.
(es) wrote: Rob Schneider's a douche in every movie he stars in. That's all.
(nl) wrote: really great movie for all ages
(ru) wrote: But What If You Like It Cooler Than 72 Degrees? I would like to point out that, at one point, Dr. Chris Cooper (Kevin McDonald) says that they're making the drug for the clinically depressed. It is never said that those people shouldn't be medicated. Nowhere in the film is it said that no one should ever be medicated for depression. No one ever says that clinical depression isn't real. It's made very clear that they're only talking about people who take medication because they just get sad sometimes. There's the scene with the two club kids in the car talking about everyone they know who's on the pill, and it seems as though it's everyone they know. This is a sad state of affairs. The movie thinks so; I think so. However, the movie isn't saying that prescription antidpressants are across-the-line bad. It also takes a pretty clear stance on proper clinical trials! Cooper and his colleagues--Alice (Bruce McCulloch), Simon (Mark McKinney), and Baxter (Scott Thompson)--have developed Gleemonex. We first see it used on Mrs. Hurdicure (Thompson), who I have to say leads one of the most miserable lives ever committed to film. The drug takes her to her happiest memory, which is a horrible Christmas wherein her son, Raymond (Dave Foley), shows up two hours late, swigs some booze, and takes off after about a minute. She is a walking advertisement for the importance of therapy along with medication. At any rate, the drug makes her feel better. Despite the fact that none of the scientists are quite comfortable with the lack of testing, Cooper allows Don Roritor (McKinney) and his assistant, Marv (Foley), to talk him into sending it for marketing right away. Cooper gets caught up in his celebrity lifestyle . . . until Alice shows him what's wrong with the drug. There is one moment in the movie that, I think, shows one of the problems that leads up to overmedication. A psychiatrist (Foley) is treating Wally Terzinsky (Thompson). Now, Wally is gay. Everyone knows Wally is gay. Early in the film, his wife (Kevin McDonald) comes home, and their kids (Christopher Redman and Erica Lancaster) inform her that their father is upstairs, masturbating to gay porn. She kind of rolls her eyes--she's not shocked. This is clearly not a new thing. They all just wish he'd admit it. His psychiatrist is having trouble even getting the concept into his head. In frustration, the psychiatrist prescribes "the drug," It works. Right away. I bet most mental health professionals would give their right arms for such a miracle cure. Honestly, so would I. For several reasons, the portrayal of psychiatric medication in this is flawed. The obvious is that the comedy doesn't work otherwise. At one point, a test subject (Brendan Fraser!) demands to know if he's getting the actual drug or a placebo. He says he's been on it for two weeks, and he hasn't seen a change. The problem, of course, is twofold--one, drugs don't work that quickly most of the time. The other is that the person administering the drug knows which one he's getting. No double-blinds here! However, this is funny. The idea that everyone's happy right away after taking Gleemonex is both funny and necessary to move the story along. Honestly, I accept that. It's fine. Oh, I'm explaining it here, and I would explain it to anyone who needed the explanation, but I can suspend disbelief for an hour and a half! This movie gets criticized a lot. Roger Ebert, for one, hated it. (Gene liked it, though.) Fans of The Kids in the Hall are split on it, with many insisting it's subpar work because of the complicated nature of Dave's involvement. It's true that I haven't watched it in years--when I first saw it, it was a New Release. Since I lived in Port Angeles at the time, of course, it probably didn't come anywhere near us, except probably across an international border into Canada. As I recall, one of my friends was very upset about the whole thing because of how it treated her own Prozac usage. (Believe me, she didn't need it.) I don't think the others thought it was as funny as I did. I was reminded of it by Nathan Rabin of [i]My Year of Flops[/i]; he rated it a Secret Success. So do I. The horrible thing, the depressing thing if you will, is that its message is still relevant.
(kr) wrote: Another good Sci-Fi movie. An outstanding performance from Emilio Estevez and singer Mick Jagger. Typical type role for Anthony Hopkins.
(fr) wrote: Teenage guilty pleasure and she was HOT!
(nl) wrote: A pyscological thriller which is basically set almost entirely in a single room (low budget). Films with a strong storyline can pull this off (Reservoir Dogs, Saw) but, while this story is full of twists and turns in a web of deceit (as the title suggests), it doesn't quite get you on the edge of your seat.
(nl) wrote: Mad funny! Hard to resist! Jim had me on the floor crying because of how funny he was!
(fr) wrote: The crime thriller By the Gun is a fairly mediocre and stereotypical film that relies mostly on clichs and stereotypes. When small-time mafia henchman Nick Tortano gets made his loyalty is soon tested; forcing him to choose between his blood family and his new mafia family. Starring Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Toby Jones, and Harvey Keitel, the casting is pretty good. But, the characters are underdeveloped and don't have much depth to them. And, the plot is very straightforward and predictable. Following all of the usual tropes of mob film, By the Gun is rather bland and uninspired.
(kr) wrote: A wonderful film from my childhood...