Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he's been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille's Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die.Written by
Both the film and the book it's adapted from are loosely based on a seventies gang war between Jacques Imbert aka "Jacky Le Mat" (considered to be the last "Don" of Marseille) and Tany Zampa. Just like Charly Matteï in the film, Jacky was left for dead on a parking lot with 22 bullets in his body by Zampa, yet miraculously survived with only his right arm remaining paralyzed. See more »
Towards the end of the film, a man is eating a slice of pizza and telling a young man playing a video game what to do. He turns around and the slice he is eating is suddenly less eaten than it was before. See more »
Fast paced, but nothing that hasn't been done before and filled with clichés
I went to this movie in Sneak Preview, otherwise I probably would not have gone to watch it. The thought of watching a two hour thing about a French mafioso (do they even have Mafia in France?) who survives 22 bullets and then goes on a rampage of revenge, just doesn't appeal to me...
I'm going to have to admit that the movie wasn't really that bad though. There were some nice (and also brutal) scenes and Jean Reno was his usual steady self, nothing spectacular, but not bad either... overall the acting wasn't too bad. Not outstanding either, but given the fact that there are a lot of French nobody's in the film, (no disrespect intended!) that was a pleasant surprise.
However, there were too many cliché's in this movie to make it anything more than amusing. The whole story was very predictable, with no unexpected plot twists or anything spectacular that will make it memorable.
Conclusion: If you wanna lay back and watch an entertaining movie, this is probably one for you. However, if you are looking for a little more depth, pass on this one. It's not like you haven't seen this before...
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