When Gino (Matthias Schoenaerts) meets Benedicte (Adèle Exarchopoulos), it's love at first sight, passionate, unconditional and fiery. Benedicte is working in the family business, but is a fearless racing car driver on the side. Gino is cool, handsome and comes across as a normal guy...but he's hiding a secret. Together, they will have to fight against fate, reason and their own weaknesses to save their love.
a great French crime caper BUT
- Racer and the Jailbird review by sd
But ruined by white subtitles on a more often than not white or bright back lit/sunny outdoor camera scene..**a black bar at the bottom of the screen would suffice in order to follow the rapid subtitles/dialogue translation/plot.
Don't bother with this if you don't understand French..very disappointing aspect of this potentially great movie !
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Clichéd and Boring
- Racer and the Jailbird review by Alphaville
He’s a bank robber, she’s a racing driver. You don’t need any spoilers to guess the plot. It’s a cliché from start to finish. Maybe it could work if the characters held any interest. They don’t. It might work if the heist or racing scenes were filmed in an interesting way. They aren’t. The English title has replaced the original French title of Le Fidèle to make it sound more exciting. It isn’t. Only someone with the calibre of a Michael Mann could give this any life.