Parts of this are great, The title sequence, the introduction of the racist shitheel CEO (which is the most premium way to introduce a villainous ass I've yet seen), the shots of new york - and I am kind of obsessed with this film at the moment - but is it good? Not really. If you're on a JP Melville kick or are looking for some ways to make plain-text title sequences interesting go for it.
Cinematography by Henri Decaë. "Desire" list: Belmondo, before he had became an untenable tasteless machine of the worst trade, was one of the nouvelle vague's emblems, thanks mainly to his 2 Godard mythical films. Direct expressive face without nuances and nose and thick lips, representatives of a pulse that was a symptom of a narcissistic youth in joy with himself, as the films that he so properly made part of.
Like second-hand Nicholas Ray, which is funny considering how little Melville cared for Ray's style. There's a lot here to find fascinating if not necessarily gripping. The film is a fascinating lens to view American culture, one of the earliest examples of a foreigner's eye-view of the states in a narrative context. Europeans ran Hollywood, but Melville stayed on the outside looking in.