Wednesday, March 27 2013, 12:20 AM MDT
DVD Review: Dead in France
Dead in France
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action, Comedy
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Available On: DVD
The Film: Charles is a British hitman living Cannes. Having grown tired of his profession he’s going to tie up a few loose ends, buy a yacht, find a wife and sail off into the sunset. He thinks he’s found the perfect woman in Lisa, a bikini-clad cleaning woman, but she’s got a scheme of her own.
The Extras: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Recommendation: Director Kris McManus has crafted a dark comedy that mixes bits of “Sexy Beast” and the madcap antics of the Coen Brother’s “Burn After Reading” with some of Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” thrown in for good measure. It’s shot in black and white so the word “noir” was been thrown around a bit, but there’s really nothing noir about the film. It’s pretty much an live-action cartoon with stock characters running through a plot comprised entirely of sex, drugs, death and a twisted sense of humor. It’s not nearly as clever or as effective as the films it is emulating, but it works well enough for an afternoon viewing.
-Ryan Michael Painter