• Miguel Ravelo

    ★★★★ Watched by Miguel Ravelo 13 Apr, 2014

    Al principio estuve a punto de mandarla al diablo por la aparente ligereza con que trata temas durísimos como pedofilia y diversos abusos a niños, pero poco a poco la directora nos hace ya no testigos de lo que pasa en el departamento contra abusos a menores, sino parte de ese día a día. Con una aparente y muy impresionante facilidad hace que conozcamos a todo este equipo, que entendamos sus problemas y cómo debe ser cada día tener casos…

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  • migueeLeon

    ★★★★ Watched by migueeLeon 13 Apr, 2014

    Smartphone.

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  • Joan Escutia

    ★★ Watched by Joan Escutia 10 Apr, 2014

    Esa escena en donde una niña les dice a los policías que se la chupó a varios hombres por recuperar su teléfono celular y todos se empiezan a reir como si todo fuera un chiste. Y luego ella dice "era un smartphone" y todos los policías ríen hasta las lágrimas, haciendo chistes, burlándose de ella hasta los límites de la ofensa. Hacia una víctima de violación.

    Qué fea es la policía francesa. Qué feo también, me parece, el retrato que…

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  • Enrique Vázquez

    ★★★ Watched by Enrique Vázquez 06 Apr, 2014

    La unidad policiaca francesa especializada en atención a infantes abusados parece no perder su capacidad de asombro ante los atroces casos de maltrato (regularmente sexual) a los niños de diversas edades y a cuyos atacantes (casi siempre familiares) no muestran (ni deberían) un ápice de misericordia, sino todo lo contrario.

    Con esas experiencias ya cotidianas para ellos, es imposible no tomar partido por alguna víctima o caso en específico; y curiosamente, todos los integrantes de dicha policía especial no tienen…

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  • Jimmy B.

    ★★★ Watched by Jimmy B. 20 Mar, 2014

    Compulsively watchable, but man, that ending does not land.

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  • Daryl Purdie

    Watched by Daryl Purdie 25 Feb, 2014

    #Filmreview Polisse ★ French film about Child Protection unit is all over the place & if it reflects any kind of reality I'd be concerned.

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  • Anthony

    Watched by Anthony 26 Jan, 2014

    A sporadically engaging multi-protagonist police procedural anchored by strong performances. Maiwenn provides the audience with glimpses of the home lives of the police in the Child Protection Unit in order to give the audience a sense of how their personal problems and professional traumas interact--it's a familiar realist conceit, but effective here because emotional investment in the CPU's persistently troubling cases as often seems to be a hindrance as an asset. Maiwenn's presence in the film as the photographer Melissa…

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  • Jacob HB

    ★★★★ Watched by Jacob HB 04 Jan, 2014

    A heavy-hitting French drama based on the real life cases of the Child Protection Unit (CPU), we follow half a dozen cases and the lives of the police men and women who work in the department. Written and Directed by Maïwenn (who also plays a significant role in the film as a photographer attached to the unit), Polisse does a fine job of balancing and distinguishing the diverse characters from the onset.

    Some of the cases are disturbing, others sad,…

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  • Edgar Cochran

    ★★★★★ Watched by Edgar Cochran 01 Jan, 2014

    Even if I must accept that the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival has some bias in favor of French films, even if I must highlight that there were more artistically uncommon and engaging deliveries around the world in 2011, I must also accept that I cannot complain for the Jury's choice in 2011 like I somewhat can for their decision three years before with Entre les Murs.

    Based on alarming real-life cases reported by the Parisian CPU (Child Protection…

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  • sven.

    ★★★★ Watched by sven. 24 Dec, 2013

    wie wärs mit ner gruppenvergewaltigung oder so?

    das wäre jetzt das richtige für mich!

    dinge, die ich bei diesem film gelernt habe:

    1. polizisten drehen sich die meiste zeit im kreis

    2. polizisten haben es nicht leicht

    3. in paris is die hölle los

    polissee hat mich restlos überzeugt. alles ist sehr authentisch, so

    authentisch, dass man manchmal denkt, es handle sich um eine

    dokumentation. bei all den grausamkaeiten, mit denen sich die

    protagonisten auseinandersetzen müssen, bleibt immer genug platz

    zum mensch sein. sei es während der party, einer vernehmung oder

    aber in der letzten szene. ich glaube diesem film alles.

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  • Aaron Leyshon

    ★★★ Watched by Aaron Leyshon 17 Dec, 2013

    This film is solid, the characters are believable and the fragmented format works well. It certainly achieves its purpose of demonstrating the difficulties of working within the Child Protection Unit in Paris and undertakes to raise awareness of child protection. There is a lot of yelling however it is neatly juxtaposed on several occasions with children singing, or intercut with more humerous events. While it felt like the film was working towards something I certainly didn't expect the ending. It was as if a spontaneous decision had been reached and it worked quite well.

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  • PimvdB

    ★★★★ Watched by PimvdB 19 Nov, 2013

    Heavy, very heavy.

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