Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 133 minutes
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Jean-François Richet
Writers: Abdel Raouf Dafri, Abdel Raouf Dafri
Casts: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan, Gérard Lanvin, Olivier Gourmet, Georges Wilson, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Consigny, Laure Marsac, Alain Fromager, Alain Doutey, Arsène Mosca, Christophe Vandevelde, Luc Thuillier
IMDB: L’ennemi public n°1 (2008) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.2
San Francisco Chronicle -
The films never lose sight of Mesrine the man, a fascinating character in that he's brutal yet extremely intelligent, has a skewed but discernible conscience, and, under the right circumstances, can be warm and generous.
Any film about a flashy criminal threatens to glamorize its protagonist, but both Mesrine episodes are careful to detail the many goofs made by the crook and his accomplices.
Philadelphia Inquirer -
Deftly filmed and directed by Jean-François Richet.
Miami Herald -
Cassel, who won a Cesar (France's equivalent to the Oscar) for his performance, invests the character with a grounding of humanity and honor that imply there are certain lines even Mesrine would never cross.
L’ennemi public n°1 (2008)
The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats - from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks.