Le cercle rouge (1970)
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Brilliantly conceived and brilliantly executed. Super cool heist film. Montand, Volonté and Delon are damn near perfect.
Far and away the most engrossing heist film I've ever seen. I was on the edge of my seat. Absolutely brilliant!
Crazy good French heist neonoir. The masterful, 20 minute long, near-silent heist sequence deservedly gets all the attention, but what comes before and after is just as riveting and just as slick. The movie as a whole reminded me a lot of Rififi, complete with great club music moments, which is the ultimate compliment you can give to any heist film. Can't get enough Melville.
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This movie ranks #34 in 1970s
This movie ranks #51 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #159 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #243 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #298 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #436 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #565 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #579 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #631 in TSPDT 1000 Noir Films