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

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

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.

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
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
Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

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.

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