A bit stronger than the first part, as it has a more pronounced rhythm leading towards a culmination. Cassel still is the highlight of the whole thing - the man truly can portray an evil scumbag. Attempts to give a reasonable motive to Mesrine in the movie seem a bit out of place though.
Even more scatter-brained and utilitarian than the first part. Also, more frustrating. There are so many rich thematic fields (Mesrine's daughter, Mesrine's flirtations with radical left resistance, etc) that are just being glossed over but that would warrant a film to their own... it's a shame that the biopic has been reduced to a banal chronological declamation of events. Mesrine's character is a cipher here...
As bold, unflinching, and perhaps even more complex than the first installment of Jacques Mesrine's story. This half follows the later years of Mesrine's escapist life, and deals with much less globetrotting and action in favor of emotional depth, politics, and corruption (of both gangsters and the police). An absolutely fascinating conclusion, no matter how many times I see it.
A really great gangster film. Part one was all right, but part deux is much more suspenseful and action packed. Some parts are a bit unbelievable, but the film is based on true events and Cassel really portrays a reckless egotistic Mesrine like no other performance I've seen from him. A great film that you must see if you like action/crime films.