Entertainment Weekly - 07/11/2008
"[A] riveting actioner without cliché or sentimentality." -- Grade: B+
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2008
"A terrific slice of Jean-Pierre Melvillian fatalism, this stars the matchless Lino Ventura as exiled criminal Abel Davos..."
Lino Ventura (ARMY OF SHADOWS) and Jean-Paul Belmondo (BREATHLESS) star in this crackling gangster drama. After hiding out in Milan for years, crime boss Abel Davros (Ventura) is determined to return to France--even though he's been given a death sentence there in his absence. Along with his young guardian (Belmondo), Abel encounters old faces and new deceptions in the Parisian underworld. Though there's plenty of chases, shoot-outs, and tough-guy dialogue, the greatness of CLASSE TOUS RISQUES lies in its rich performances and the carefully drawn friendship between the leads. Neglected upon its initial release--and championed by directors John Woo, Bernard Travenier, and Jean-Pierre Melville--Claude Sautet's French noir is a worthy candidate for rediscovery.
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