Very Good, Nearly Great
Jean Pierre Melville’s last film is a stylish noir about the pursuit by Parisian police of the perpetrators of a bank robbery. Not many directors whose last name isn’t Hitchcock were capable of establishing tension and holding viewer interest through long periods sans dialogue quite like Melville. A train heist scene in the middle of the film is well executed, but robs the film of a bit of its momentum and takes Delon off the screen for too long. Still very good and is highly recommended.
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