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      Released Nov 24, 2004 1h 45m Action Crime Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 81% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking a promotion, and the competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless as they investigate a string of gang related robberies. Their frustration pushes them into Paris' criminal underworld, threatening to destroy them both. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Brent McKnight The Last Thing I See Tense, packed with violence, and kicks some serious ass. That is until it falls completely apart halfway through. Rated: B- Jul 11, 2020 Full Review Joe Utichi FilmFocus Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Matthew Turner ViewLondon Director and co-writer Marchal creates an extremely intense atmosphere and ensures that things are constantly moving in unexpected directions. Rated: 4/5 Jun 1, 2006 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile A gritty and darkly disturbing thriller about cops and thugs. Nov 3, 2005 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews Former police officer Olivier Marchal has directed a beautifully acted, shot and scored cop thriller that is a very worthy addition to France's near domination of the genre. Rated: B+ Jun 27, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      J L I have been using Rotten Tomatoes for years without an account. This movie was so bad I made one just to warn others how bad it was. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/23/23 Full Review Liam D A tense cop thriller with some great performances by some of the best actors in French cinema Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review camille l Il y a quelque chose de très étrange dans les films d'Olivier Marchal. Il est très compliqué de détourner les yeux de l'écran, surtout quand Gérard Depardieu est présent et même si Daniel Auteuil n'est pas crédible une seule seconde, mais il est impossible d'être réellement satisfait devant 36 Quai des Orfèvres. Cela est dû à un niveau de dialogue proche du néant, avec des phrases toutes faites qui enchaînent les grossièretés comme des perles comme pour faire plus vrai. C'est plutôt tour à tour atterrant et hilarant. Heureusement, les quelques scènes d'action sont plutôt bien fichues, la première partie du film est assez réussie et l'intrigue pas trop stupide. Mais Olivier Marchal, pour tout son goût du nihilisme consacré dans Bronx, fait vraiment toujours la même chose, toujours le même film et de ce fait, le suspense censé être présent ne l'est jamais. Surtout qu'il met ses rebondissements en scène de manière si grandiloquente que ça en devient souvent ridicule. 36 Quai des Orfèvres, c'est du cinéma benêt, mais pas désagréable pour autant. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I got suckered into watching this utterly stupid movie because of the high scores on this site and on IMDb. Good lord, this was absolutely dreadful. This is honestly one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen. The plot is laughable dreck that stretches credulity far beyond the breaking point. I am convinced that most of the good reviews are from people who worked on the movie. Not even close to Heat in any way. This movie wishes it was even 1/100000000th as good as Heat. This movie wishes it was even 1/1000th as good as a direct-to-video Steven Seagal movie. Blech. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A perfect cop thriller. Twists, turns all tie together Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member First class in every way. Hugely entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Leo Vrinks and Denis Klein are two cops seeking a promotion, and the competition between them becomes increasingly ruthless as they investigate a string of gang related robberies. Their frustration pushes them into Paris' criminal underworld, threatening to destroy them both.
      Director
      Olivier Marchal
      Producer
      Cyril Colbeau-Justin, Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Franck Chorot
      Production Co
      Gaumont International, TF1 Films Production
      Genre
      Action, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 24, 2004, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 19, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 45m
      Sound Mix
      Surround