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Ratings & Reviews

  1. ShawnD's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    The engine that makes this go is the charisma of the leads. No one has ever furrowed a brow or smoke a cigarette quite like Michel Piccoli. Romy Schneider isn't given much to do here but she glows and her scenes with Piccoli are terrific. François Périer -- a legendary supporting man -- is also in fine form. As for the ending (which I won't reveal), it has me thinking maybe there's more substance here than I thought.

  2. tinderness's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    Der agent provocateur und die Unwägbarkeit der Gefühle: wer mit anderen spielt, wird selbst zum Opfer. Einer der besten policiers aus Frankreich, unterkühlt gespielt, präzise inszeniert und mit wunderbaren Schauspielern in authentischem Ambiente umgesetzt. Ein filmisches Vorbild für die Inszenierung einer konzisem Geschichte mit unerwartetem Ausgang. Letzten Endes: ein sehr französischer Fim in bester Tradition.

  3. Rice Dream Girl's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    blindness to the permeability of self/other boundaries

  4. Carlos's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    Now that was an engrossing film. Classic acting and kept me intrigued and ready to experience more of the characters and the story.

  5. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    The characters here are powerful, split into dominants and victims--cats and mice. Romy Schneider's role as Lily was seductive and sympathetic, a needed foil to Michel Piccoli's puppetmaster Max. On reflection, MATJM was an interesting and well-made crime story with haunting paradigms of excess. Perhaps not inspired like Melville or Hitchcock's best, but one to watch and think about.

  6. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    This movie is about an entrapment scheme by a frustrated cop. The most interesting aspect of that scheme is the psychological manipulation of the girlfriend of one of the gangsters, played by the incredible Romy Schneider.

  7. HALLENSLEBEN's rating of the film Max and the Junkmen

    Romy Schneider a un charme fou