2022 [FRENCH]

Action / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 6891

Plot summary

September 23, 2022 at 11:42 AM


Romain Gavras

Top cast

Dali Benssalah as Abdel
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913.6 MB
French 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 150 / 179
1.84 GB
French 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 87 / 223

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Gordzia 6 / 10

Super disappointed.

I was expecting a lot more from this film because I am long time admirer of both Romain Gavras work in music clips, and acting of Dali Benssalah. First of al good things: visuals!!! Piece of art, starting from first scene all the way to the very last moments of film.

Secondly very good acting by leading roles, although unrealistic emotions at some moments ruined truly epic performance. You could definitely see a lot of talent here, but really bad script, so many plot holes, mistakes and goofs. Shortly speaking film started with somewhat around 8.5 and then steadily going down. No deeper meaning or cliffhangers definitely didn't save overall poor film. 6 is being very generous and only because pros I've mentioned was at high level.

Reviewed by Top_Dawg_Critic 5 / 10

The French gave me the crêpes *slaps knee* with this overly stylized with too little substance film, to deliver any meaningful message.

This movie felt like the result of combining a music video with a soap opera, competing for a single long-take filming trophy, and it doesn't win in any department. You'd think the director's filmmaking experience is only making music videos and short films. Wait, that's exactly the problem here.

The single-take opening scenes was decent for about five minutes, then it just got monotonous. In the normally comfortable 99 min runtime, there's maybe a 20 min window of relevant story pertaining to the film's conflict. The rest is all just overly stylized filler - mostly ridiculous and riddled with plot holes.

If someone asked me what this movie was about, I'd answer it's about a bunch of angry spoiled Gen Z'ers - with access to endless fireworks, resorting to escalating violence with no regard to any one else or any consequences. Albeit a true evaluation of the times, the fact this film prides itself more on that factor, and displaces any logical attempts at a resolution, really misses the mark for the message it's trying to achieve. As much as I like action in a film, this was more of constant and relentless infantile anarchy, and that is nothing close to any enjoyable action.

Although all casting and performances were great, especially in profiling the different attitudes and beliefs between the the brothers and their agendas, it focused too much on the anger rather than a solution, or any attempt thereof. The writing was just too convenient and scattershot with a bunch of nonsense and infantile themes. What's even worse is the ridiculous dialogue most of the characters had, such as the stepbrother constantly yelling and degrading his gang buddies. But the biggest writing flaw was the ridiculousness of the military brother beating his stepbrother to death. That was just some dumb soap opera antics to get a rise out of the viewers. You're grieving one brother, then the bipolar psycho kicks in and you kill your stepbrother. Then all of a sudden your life is worthless and you want to end it. So what's the point of this film? I could go on with many other plot and technical issues, but there's "no point".

Even the score, albeit fitting, stops complimenting the story and starts to overtake the filming when it just becomes too constant and overbearing. I would've enjoyed this film more by muting it, and playing hip-hop music in the background for a 99 min gang-banger music video. It's a generous 5/10 only for the great performances by mostly newb actors, specifically Sami Slimane as Karim.

Reviewed by matildabalogun 3 / 10

It had potential but it fell short

I rated this movie the day it came out but for some reason. It wasn't posted. This movie lacked depth. The story line was weak. They had a great plot to be honest. And they could have done so much more. It would have been a tear jerker but unfortunately they didn't maximize the plot. The only thing good was the camera that they used to shoot this movie. The movie lacked greatly. Just flashing lights, fireworks and a lot of shouting and fighting. If that's what it takes to make a great movie. A lot of movies would have been awesome. Like I said the plot had potential. But the writer and director didn't know how to maximize it and it just fell short. It's a good movie. But it's nothing intense really.

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robmart September 25, 2022 at 03:31 pm

Just another propaganda movie

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asian_lion September 25, 2022 at 02:41 pm

Western ideology left and right wings always brings violence. This movie is the very well depiction of that. All we need is when a socialist and capitalist can co-exist in harmony...

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Jbeckman651 September 25, 2022 at 09:44 am

Stupid, mob violence won't ever solve any problem

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neo1966 September 24, 2022 at 04:21 pm

The violent fantasies of the son of a rich man about the poor suburbs he has never been to. Next week, we'll have jazz musicians seen by a Texan Republican and intellectuals explained by a Florida native.

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putcore September 24, 2022 at 03:44 pm

i liked it :)

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Mad4it2 September 24, 2022 at 10:27 am

More Netflix propaganda - Europe is full - go home to your own countries.

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hendriks3000 September 24, 2022 at 03:19 am

Magnificient. This is every western right-winger's worst nightmare. Love it.