3.5

Bastille Day

Action Thriller


 

A young pickpocket becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot after unknowingly stealing a bag that contains a bomb.

"Bastille Day" is a frolicking thriller with just the right balance of frenetic action and comedic whip. Sure the story may be a little preposterous, but combined with a pleasant Parisian setting it's more than serviceable. What really elevates this film above its genre peers is the compact running time and great chemistry between the two leads. Their charm and expert hands bring welcome bouts of comic relief amongst the sober politics and espionage. This parade delivers.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 12th May 2016
StudioCanal 92 mins