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ejonline's rating of the film Bob le flambeur

I often find myself asking how much one scene means to a movie. This is a very engrossing film, evoking the midnight world of gamblers and crooks in post-war Paris. You get tough guys in cool suits, cigarette smoke wafting in shadows, and tests of loyalty - the good stuff. But the very end is so wrong in tone that it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. How can I say I like a move when I think the ending is so terrible?