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This effortlessly cool crime caper, directed by Georges Franju, is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention. Conceived as an homage to Louis Feuillade’s 1916 cult silent serial of the same name, Judex kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter (American magician Channing Pollock) and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Nostalgic homage to Louis Feuillade's silent serials.
Who Is Judex?
French film noir style with a Robin Hood type hero. Great cinematography with a bit of a far fetch plot. The only major flaw is there is no backstory on the protagonist.