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: R16, Violence, offensive language & nudity92 minsFrance, USA
Action
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Enjoyable Enough

Went in not knowing anything at all about this movie so was surprised when I actually quite enjoyed it. Plot not very plausible but is funny at times and never leaves you with a boring part throughout the whole movie. Gosh Idris Elba always looks hot and so does Richard Madden in this one

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Independent

Independent

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Independent

Independent

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

Enjoyable Enough

Went in not knowing anything at all about this movie so was surprised when I actually quite enjoyed it. Plot not very plausible but is funny at times and never leaves you with a boring part throughout the whole movie. Gosh Idris Elba always looks hot and so does Richard Madden in this one

4.0
0