This man is beyond interesting, both a rogue maniac and a survivor in most respects, making this a great watch. Only they are much more violent and brutal. Post Share on Facebook. Even when being pummeled by guards at the prison, he never bites his tongue. But that is where its charm lies, as well as in the intermittent flashes of cinematic outlandishness. Haven’t looked at next week’s new releases yet, but I am almost hoping for a rom-com after watching this film and “Animal Kingdom” back to back. This version is a workprint and maybe some more time spent could improve it, but the way it currently leads into the next installment begs the thought that it won’t be changing too much at all.

Killer Instinct” is a great gangster film which I recommend to all. The only reason why I didn’t give the highest possible note is that I would have liked to learn more about the youth of Mesrine. We see in graphic detail how brutal and ruthless Mesrine was and had to be to survive and rise up this world. We look at the biggest hits and major disappointments of the But when a film decides to portray a gritty tone, there’s gotta be a reason behind it other than for style. Those eyes that did not smile at all.

Comparable in some obvious ways to Goodfellas or Public Enemies but on the grander scale and somewhat in the artistically inventive vein of Che, Mesrine moves with blistering liveliness.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

But “L’instinct de mort” is an European version of that. Insfinct February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Enter You are not allowed to view this material at this time. However here, since this film is based on real events, it makes for a highly engaging film going experience that is unflinching because the story of Jacques Mesrine is quite interesting, and this film, along with its second half strips away the Robin Hood quality that the Press of the era gave him.


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Amazed that Onstinct didn’t know anything about this movie before I walked into the theatre, was glued to my seat for two hours, didn’t want to chance missing anything Riveting, action packed crime drama, with a mesmerizing performance by Vincent Cassel as Subtitlez, the legendary French criminal.

If even half his supposed exploits were true, the story would still be crying out for innstinct definitive dramatisation. Based off the criminal’s own memoirs, written in jail before his final escape, L’instinct de mort attempts to show the rise to prominence on the streets of the former military man. No surprise that Mesrine’s wife runs from him and he then hooks up with Jeanne, played merine Cecile DeFrance. Those little elements could have made the character even more intense, profound and interesting but a part of that, there is really nothing negative about this amazing movie.

Cassel is convincing and riveting as Mesrine, which helps balance out the film’s problematic slick shallowness and disconnects. Throughout his return to facilitate the breakout, the film enters the realms of an action movie.

Mesrine is depicted as an incontrollable, sociopathic character. This feeling crops up right from the get-go as the opening credits involve Mesrine and his partner, played by Ludivine Sagnier, engaged in a job. Collective title from killef. This fails and they flee, but are extradited back to Canada from Arizona.

Richet is certainly no Michael Mann an obvious reference when it comes to the robbery scenesbut he tells the story with gusto and precision, staging the tale as if it were a traditional gangster movie: We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email.


The second half of the Mesrine saga, entitled Mesrine: Who Has the Advantage? In the moment it’s thrilling stuff, but strung together over hours it becomes clear that [Richet] has absolutely nothing to say about Mesrine.

The only reason why I didn’t give the highest possible note is that I would have liked to learn more about the youth of Mesrine. Ultimately feels more like a collection of cool anecdotes than a story.

Somehow Vincent Cassel captures the pure evil of Mesrine and presents him as the charismatic and powerful figure he evidently was. Florence Thomassin as Sarah. He may be a gangster, who violently casts aside his wife for his friends, but this is a man of principle, albeit criminal principle.

Where were the good ones and where were the bad ones??? Every country has it’s legendary Gangsters. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high-risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard-working family [man]. Not sure I recommend it as a double feature with “Animal Kingdom”.

Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct () – IMDb

The film never drags even while he is on the lam through Canada and the U. Killer Instinct is one of the best crime dramas that I’ve seen in quite some time. If you’ve heard or read about the true story of Jacque Mesrine, you’re not inztinct any additional insight in this true story if you watch this film.

BeneCumb 29 October The film has numerous outstanding scenes, such as the one in which Mesrine meets Killeg, and the two hit it off after threatening to kill one another.