MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,885 this week

Crossfire (2008)
"Les insoumis" (original title)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 534 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 9 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 380 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 192 titles
created 05 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3099 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
150
a list of 6 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 576 titles
created 03 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Crossfire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crossfire (2008)

Crossfire (2008) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crossfire.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Upon his return from Vietnam, an ex-soldier finds his neighborhood has deteriorated badly, and is being terrorized by a vicious street gang. He calls some of his GI buddies, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of the gang.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Gerrit Graham
Diamond 13 (2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.

Director: Gilles Béhat
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Olivier Marchal, Asia Argento
Stolen (2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

Director: Anders Anderson
Stars: Jon Hamm, Josh Lucas, Rhona Mitra
Action | Thriller | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Merhi
Stars: Kathleen Kinmont, Lorenzo Lamas, O.J. Simpson
24 Days (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

Director: Alexandre Arcady
Stars: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin
The Lookout (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Mathieu Kassovitz, Olivier Gourmet
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin
Les Lyonnais (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

1961. Thomas Vlassenroot deserted the French Foreign Legion while fighting in Algeria. His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he could do more... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier
Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret
Tête de turc (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.

Director: Pascal Elbé
Stars: Roschdy Zem, Pascal Elbé, Ronit Elkabetz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An unlikely friendship develops between a hitman and a suicidal guy who have both checked into the same hotel for different reasons.

Director: Francis Veber
Stars: Richard Berry, Patrick Timsit, Pascal Elbé
L'emprise (TV Movie 2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"L'emprise" is the story of a drama, adapted from the moving book-witness "Acquitted", by Alexandra Lange. The story of a mother of four children, which is found in March 2012 in the dock ... See full summary »

Director: Claude-Michel Rome
Stars: Odile Vuillemin, Fred Testot, Marc Lavoine
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Berry ...
Vincent Drieu
Pascal Elbé ...
Jean-Ba
Zabou Breitman ...
Commissaire Vasseur
...
Kathia
...
Pierre Wazemme
Guilaine Londez ...
Mireille
...
Manu
Frédéric Saurel ...
Rémy Andréani (as Fred Saurel)
Gérald Laroche ...
Abel Vargas
Jean-Louis Loca ...
Raphaël Farge
...
Marianne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Marinescu
Léa Bosco ...
La rousse
Abderrahim Boumes ...
Malik
Françoise Cadol ...
La voix d'Hélène
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Crossfire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An outstanding acting meets a twisted story puzzle
19 June 2012 | by (Chicoutimi, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Les Insoumis" is a surprisingly solid French action-thriller. It convinces with a twisted story line that ends in a rather classic and predictable ending but the beginning and the middle of the movie present a lot of tension filled events such as the desperate woman with the sick daughter that misses her husband, the young drug dealer that gets killed in strange circumstances, the racist legionnaire that shoots cats at night, the mysterious burglaries in a weapons cache or the suspicious past of the new police commander. All these events create an addicting puzzle the viewer has to put together before the final solution is presented.

The movie also convinces with a very authentic social portrait of a desperate suburb in the south of France where authorities are not respected and even young kids insult police officers. The movie shows pitiless desperate young drug dealers, corrupt police officers, brutal thugs and pervert racists. Among these negative characters, there are also a couple of shining lights such as the police commander's friendly neighbour or some of his colleagues that try to do their job the best they can despite a lot of problems.

The acting in this movie is definitely the best point. The rather unknown Richard Berry does an incredible job in the role of the cold, dutiful and straight police commander Vincent Drieu that has to fight his past demons to not repeat the mistakes he has once done. His acting is very authentic, filled with emotions and extremely addicting. I hope to see more movies of a similar kind with him in the future. The supporting actors also do an incredible job and portray very authentic and touching characters. I just want to cite the very charming but refreshingly down to earth character of Kathia that is portrayed by the very strong actress Aïssa Maïga that I particularly liked. She's quite the opposite of the main character and this contrast is why they fit so well together in this movie.

Apart of these addicting characters and a very solid screenplay, the movie convinces with many well done action sequences, especially in the beginning and the ending of the movie. These scenes keep the pace high and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. These scenes are nothing new to the genre but once again filled with a lot of suspense and an excellent acting.

In the end, I think that this movie should be more famous than it actually is. The acting is simply amazing, the story has some quite good ideas and the pace of action and suspense is always very fast. The only negative points are the too generic and predictable ending that doesn't fit to the rest of this original movie and the fact that this movie could have been a little bit longer. I would have liked to see an even stronger character development because the different characters were simply authentic. Once again, France has proved that they can do excellent action and suspense movies and not only the usual comedy and drama movies that get way more world wide attention.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Crossfire (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?