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Nov 3, 2004

Le Cercle Rouge

A heist movie - this time its French for a change. Although after watching heist after heist movies - the Italian job, Mamet's Heist, Reservoir Dogs and the like, I think I arrived a bit late at the Red Circle. But it has a quality that Hollywood films lack - it lacks coolness, it is more real, more gritty and more human like. The scheming thieves lack the super hero genes so common in the Hollywood kind. But all said and done I like the Hollywood ending better, when the thieves win!