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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1’ Offers More of the Same

6 April 2011 10:31 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Just as Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” and Olivier Assayas’ “Carlos” recounted the true tale of a controversial revolutionary over the span of at least two theatrically released pictures, Jean-François Richet’s 2008 double feature “Mesrine” stages the jaw-dropping amount of robberies and prison escapes committed by its titular French gangster. His resumé is impressive, but his life makes for rather redundant drama.

Though Jacques Mesrine was a member of the French Army during the Algerian War and even dabbled in the Quebec Liberation Front, he appears to have been a much more shallow figure than some have claimed, if this film is of any indication. One of his kidnapped victims makes the valid point that if Mesrine truly were a revolutionary, he would’ve taken the lives of his enemies rather than their money.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.0/5.0

Even Mesrine’s partners become increasingly skeptical, particularly Charlie Bauer, who argues that the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hilary Swank's "Resident" Evil, the Second Flight of "Black Swan," and More New DVDs

28 March 2011 11:57 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

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This actually isn't the first time Hilary Swank has seen one of her films go direct to DVD after the films "Red Dust" and "Birds of America" suffered the same fate, but surely there was more riding on this horror film from the resurgent Hammer Films about a recently separated doctor who learns her Brooklyn loft isn't quite as wonderful as she thought it would be. "Secretary" screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson co-wrote this film, which co-stars Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Lee Pace.

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Sold separately, Criterion is making no secret of trying to appeal to Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics with special editions of "The Mikado," a straight-up adaptation of the musical duo's most famous opera, and Mike Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy, »

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