High-end art auctioneer Simon (James
McAvoy) cues us in to the ins and outs of the security necessary to
protect near-priceless works of art from the would-be thugs out there
with enough “muscle and nerve” to dare to burst into an auction house
and steal a painting.
Part two of the lean, explosive, unsentimental French biopic of that country's most notorious gangster of the modern era, Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), has just as much rivetingly realistic, kinetically filmed excitement and great acting as part one, which is just finishing its run at the Esquire Theatre. Grade: A.