Le Cercle Rouge
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Recently released from prison, a criminal organizes the hold-up of a lifetime with the help of an escaped convict and an alcoholic ex-policeman. They are successful, but the fence, shaken by the value of the loot, suggests they go to a specialist, who is none other than the inspector handling the case.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 58
- Fresh: 55
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A classic of the clenched-fist, dark-skied, doom-laden world of noir.
Fresh: A minor classic, mainly for reasons besides its crime story plot -- namely, the urbane fatalism of its cast and the overall mood of inevitability that hangs over every scene.
Fresh: The director's penultimate work.
Fresh: There are unforgettable tableaux of movement, meticulously executed with wordless cool.
The epitome of cool
Highly recommended crime drama. Beats any heist film with the sheer intensity in the silent stares of the tormented actors. Brilliant direction
Delon, Bourvil and Montand in the same movie, what a cast!! and...the whole thing is directed by Melville, so what else to say!!? Such a french classic, great drama, highly recommended.
Cool & Subtle
This movie is great. The moments of action are fierce, while the rest of the movie is filled with great tension. The heist sequence is really well shot.