← Back to Movies

Le Cercle Rouge


Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand View All


Jean-Pierre Melville (Director), Jean-Pierre Melville (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 19th, 1970
Runtime: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds, their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector, and fate seals their destinies.
Average Rating:

Reviewed by

Captain Spaulding
The result is something that looks familiar from a distance, with its fedoras and trench coats and scenes of people being held at gunpoint or meeting at nightclubs, but on closer examination is wholly original. This is pure cinema through and through.