Racer and the Jailbird
- Belgium / France / Netherlands
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Michaël R Roskam
- Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke
- Language: French
- UK release: 13 July 2018
Gigi (Schoenaerts) is a gentlemanly gangster who falls for Bibi (Exarchopoulos), a rich girl racer working for daddy’s construction company, only she doesn’t believe he’s really a criminal. Plodding, overlong and underwhelming crime drama which gives Exarchopoulos in particular not nearly enough to work with; a lacklustre romance and an underpowered thriller.
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Racer and the Jailbird9 Jul 2018
Michaël R Roskam and Matthias Schoenaerts reunite for an underwhelming crime drama
Although its English-language title suggests a boisterous B-movie, Racer and the Jailbird offers a defiantly sombre, occasionally plodding look at the perils of taking a chance on love. Ace Belgian director Michaël R Roskam follows The Drop and Bullhead…
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