Thursday, March 31, 2016

Touchez Pas au Grisbi

A suave aging gangster (Jean Gabin), eyeing retirement, pulls off one last daring heist but finds his dreams dash when one of his nefarious associates kidnaps a close friend. Jacques Becker's Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands off the Loot) is flawlessly filmed, daring for its time, and features a commanding incredibly likable tough guy in Gabin and a phenomenal country shootout finale.
**** out of ****