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The Connection (2014)


Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel is given a rapid-fire tutorial on the ins and outs of an out-of-control drug trade. Pierre's wildly ambitious mission is to take on the French Connection, a highly organized operation that controls the city's underground heroin economy and is overseen by the notorious —and reputedly untouchable— Gaetan Zampa. Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of insane danger and ruthless criminals.

The Connection (2014)

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Released Year: 2014
Runtime: 135 minutes
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Directors: Cédric Jimenez

Storyline


Newly transferred to the bustling port city of Marseille to assist with a crackdown on organized crime, energetic young magistrate Pierre Michel is given a rapid-fire tutorial on the ins and outs of an out-of-control drug trade. Pierre's wildly ambitious mission is to take on the French Connection, a highly organized operation that controls the city's underground heroin economy and is overseen by the notorious —and reputedly untouchable— Gaetan Zampa. Fearless, determined and willing to go the distance, Pierre plunges into an underworld world of insane danger and ruthless criminals.

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Reviews


88
RogerEbert.com - Peter Sobczynski
While the results inevitably pale in comparison to "The French Connection" — which could be said about virtually every other film currently in release — they do make for an above-average work that offers viewers a new perspective on a familiar story.
75
New York Post - Kyle Smith
A passable French homage to the American crime epic, The Connection has plenty of visual style to go with stock characters.
75
Slant Magazine - Steve Macfarlane
The film feels utterly infatuated by the cop/crook dividing line long-since drawn, if not flogged, by Michael Mann.
75
Christian Science Monitor - Peter Rainer
From scene to scene The Connection is never less than watchable, although it is also never less than predictable.
70
The Dissolve - Scott Tobias
The grace notes in Dujardin’s performance are an important booster for The Connection, which conspicuously lacks the grit and flavor of William Friedkin’s tangentially related The French Connection, and at worst unfolds like Scorsese-lite.

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