Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Bastille Day

Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) is a hard-as-nails cop in this crime drama who recruits a small-time thief (Richard Madden, Game of Thrones) to help catch a bigger fish.

Michael Mason (Madden) is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar (Elba), the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to use his expert pickpocketing skills to help quickly track down the source of the corruption.

2016Rating: M, Action violence, coarse language and nudity92 minsFrance, USA
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Bastille Day / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

With all this wishful talk of Idris Elba making a great next Bond, who knew, he would be even more suited to taking the mantle of Jason Statham? Bastille Day offers adequate evidence of this, casting Elba’s towering, hulking physique in a punchy, if not particularly ambitious, showcase while slipping him pithy one-liners to offset how scary he can actually be.

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Variety

Variety

It’s Watkins’ lean, keen instinct for choreographing and cutting action set pieces that keeps Bastille Day afloat.

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Time Out

Time Out

If you’ve ever fantasised about a Luther-Robb Stark crimefighting duo, look no further.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The thing actually docking this unpretentious ride is a nagging shortage of charm...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a bit silly maybe, with a plot that requires you to overlook the implausibility of a certain smartphone with no passcode protection. But there is a nifty premise.

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Independent

Independent

A cheesy but enjoyable Paris set thriller which underlines Idrs Elba's fast rising credentials as an action hero.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A shoddy blend of V for Vendetta and Mr. Robot but without the budget bandwidth or style of either.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It rarely makes sense... but you’re never bored.

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