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The Lookout (2012)

Le guetteur (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 5 September 2012 (France)
A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.

Director:

Michele Placido

Writers:

Denis Brusseaux (screenplay), Cédric Melon (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Mattei
Mathieu Kassovitz ... Vincent Kaminski
Olivier Gourmet ... Franck
Francis Renaud ... Éric
Nicolas Briançon ... Meyer
Jérôme Pouly Jérôme Pouly ... David
Violante Placido ... Anna
Luca Argentero ... Nico
Arly Jover ... Kathy
Christian Hecq Christian Hecq ... Gerfaut (as Christian Hecq de la Comédie Française)
Michele Placido ... Giovanni
Hocine Choutri Hocine Choutri ... Gitan Arnaud
Pascal Bongard ... Mitch
Géraldine Martineau Géraldine Martineau ... Sonia
Flavien Tassart Flavien Tassart ... Marco Frazetti
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Chief Inspector Mattei and his team identifies bank robbers In Paris. They keep the group under surveillance and when they heist a bank, they are ready to arrest the criminals. However, the sniper Vincent Kaminski surprises the detectives and the gang escapes. Soon Mattei and his team arrest Vincent that does not accept to snitch his friends. When Vincent flees from the prison, Mattei hunts him down in a cat and mouse game and learns what happened to his son that died in Afghanistan. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France) See more »

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$1,544,845
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2.35 : 1
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Just awful...
5 October 2014 | by roland-wirtzSee all my reviews

It had to happen: After watching many good french crime films, I found the first stinker. It's the worst kind of film, thinking it's smart when it's not. The lookout is just plain stupid. The plot has so many holes that it looks like swiss cheese. The film is totally unbalanced, trying to be many things at once: a cop film, a crime film about bank robbers, a serial killer film, a jail film and even a whodunit. The characters are weak and cliché. It sucks because the cast was good. I wonder why Daniel Auteuil made this awful film. He deserves better. I was misled by Auteuil and Placido (Romanzo Criminale is highly recommended). But why they turned this mockery of a script into a film is just beyond me. I hope the screenwriters didn't give up their day jobs.


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