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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

2008
Drama
Crime
2h 13m
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Avg Percentile 60.52% from 609 total ratings

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Rated 22 Apr 2010
71
20th
Even more of a mess than the first part. Mesrine's motivations are never truly revealed, and every 30 minutes there's a new lover and a new accomplice, which destroys any hope of consistency. The same cycle of robbery, shoot-out, chase and capture is repeated about 4 times - in other words the story is non-existent. Also, how many times do Mesrine or his pals get shot in the arm, leg or stomach before making a miraculous recovery? Feels like the longest, slowest action film I ever saw.
Rated 01 Dec 2009
87
84th
Being a biopic, this lived and died on its main character, and Cassel knocked it out of the park, playing Mesrine as a suave, charismatic badass, while still retaining the ruthlessness to make sure we always know he's a villain. The direction was also very good, making use of a bunch of different techniques yet having nothing seem out of place.
Rated 14 Jul 2009
85
89th
Part 1 was the classic mafia movie and now part 2 is more like an action move. But not the dumb kind since this one describes mostly the on-going fall of Mesrine due to his uncontrollable ego. Cassel is just as marvellous as in the first part. 14/07/09
Rated 11 Sep 2010
68
43rd
More scrappy than the first. It has some scenes referencing the left wing upheaval occurring in Europe at the time. Strangely Mesrine acts under the PLO tag during a kidnapping despite an earlier scene showing him denouncing politics, more detail to his views would of helped. Also Involves a scene in which a blaspheming journalist is left under the guard of an armed companion for a minute or so. Turns out Mesrine spent that time lighting mood candles to backdrop the ultra-violence he envisioned.
Rated 10 Jul 2009
65
63rd
A continuation on the story of Mesrine, same problems with the first half were present.
Rated 27 Apr 2024
80
77th
Not as fast-paced as Killer Instinct but still very engrossing. Again, Cassel is fantastic as the despicable (but interesting and compelling) titular character.
Rated 31 Mar 2015
82
80th
cassel did a jawdropping good job in part 1, and here in part 2 he has much more meat to the now established character of mesrine and the story is much better as well as it zeroes in on a more specific time period in mesrine's life. great stuff.
Rated 07 Jan 2014
72
64th
Pretty much the same as I felt about the first film. It's fine, well made, although it has its flaws - perhaps a bit too cyclical and episodic, and never really scratching too far below the surface. Cassel (who has an awesome face) is very watchable in the lead, though, and the two films are definitely worth watching.
Rated 18 Jul 2015
64
35th
Episodic and for a long stretch kinda redundant - think that Scarface montage with the tigers but with a groovier score and much more erotic dancing and also about 45 minutes of a 2 hour film. The good parts could probably have been stuck on to Part 1 and made a pretty sweet 3-hour film, but as two parts this half suffers more from needing to wait around before the ending can happen.
Rated 16 Jun 2011
71
79th
Good Movie
Rated 31 May 2011
100
84th
Cracking conclusion to an almost unbelievable true story. Recommended
Rated 19 Apr 2014
62
58th
More formulaic and less exciting than the first round of gangster violence.
Rated 03 Mar 2017
70
58th
Must have the highest bullets fired to people killed ratio ever. I think they fire 3000 rounds of ammunition and amass a bodycount of 2
Rated 13 Aug 2011
73
66th
I kind of liked the first part more than this. This movie has more action than the first one. Still a great movie, a must watch biopic duology.
Rated 01 May 2012
65
73rd
Excellent.
Rated 17 Sep 2013
79
61st
78.500
Rated 09 Feb 2017
70
64th
Not as engaging as the first film.
Rated 28 Jan 2013
47
25th
less engaging than the first film, just a weary plod through the exploits of Mesrine without actually taking you anywhere. Painting by numbers.
Rated 05 Aug 2011
70
76th
As good as part one. Must see if you are into gangster movies.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
60
47th
Not as good as the first part, but still necessary to know the rest of the story.
Rated 20 Nov 2011
15
21st
"According to this lofty mandate, the film shouldn't be judged as a historically meretricious account." - Simon Abrams
Rated 26 May 2009
95
93rd
Part II means another 120 minutes of the life of Mesrine if you enjoyed the first one you will love that one too. Stunning !
Rated 31 Oct 2010
66
30th
This sagged a bit for me after the pace of the first part. The breathing space should have allowed us to get under Mesrine's skin but I just didn't get Cassel's portrayal of him.
Rated 16 Feb 2010
82
75th
The first one was good, this one is great. Some may prefer the humble beginning of the story, but for me, this second installment, in which Mesrine rises and falls, is the more enjoyable. Cassell is phenomenal again, and Mathieu Amalric is also excellent. A little less grim than the first, still very tense and overall a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
Rated 15 Jul 2012
74
67th
It's more of the same in this second part of the biopic. Lots of thrilling action and suspense with some fleeting glimpses into Mesrine's character. Cassel once again excels as Mesrine.
Rated 25 Jan 2010
77
23rd
By the time you reach the second half of the biopic, it starts to get pretty repetitive. This is more action than gangster movie, and, while it developed the character of Mesrine more than the part 2, didn't seem to add much else.
Rated 13 Apr 2012
73
54th
More chaotic and action oriented than part 1. For me, it misses the epic that part 1 set up and goes for the popcorn flick. Still, it ties up a GREAT crime story.
Rated 24 Jul 2012
94
96th
Incredible story direction and acting

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