Ruthless, cunning and sexy, The Dobermann (Vincent Cassel) is a class-A criminal for the 21st Century. Along with his stunning partner Nat the Gypsy (Monica Bellucci), The Dobermann leads a crazy gang of bank robbers into one of the most awesomely high-tech weapons ever seen: Dobermann and his gang are thirsty for action. Hot on their trail is the sadistic renegade cop Christini (Tcheky Karyo) who will break every rule, legal and moral, to personally dispense with The Dobermann. Christini sets a merciless trap for his arch enemy which culminates into a relentlessly explosive confronation, finally bringing the two evils face to face.....
A French 'Lock Stocks' but unfunny and unpleasant
- Dobermann review by Lazarus
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This aspires to the same blend of comedy and violence as Lock Stocks and Two Smoking Barrels but as it fails to be funny the violence becomes pretty unpleasant. Vincent Cassell and Monica Bellucci, married off screen, fail to bring their real life chemistry to the movie as they did in Irreversible.
And although the violence in Irreversible is more extreme it forms part of a serious and far more successful film.
Vincent Cassell is unconvincing and unentertaining as hard man Dobermann and Monica Bellucci makes nothing of the potential in playing a deaf sidekick. It's as if she's asked the producer to make her character deaf just to avoid having to deliver any lines.
Dobermann seems long at 99 minutes and the transfer to DVD is grainy and shaky. One to avoid unless you have to see absolutely everything Monica Bellucci has ever appeared in ;)