He’s also behind in his alimony payments to his ex-wife Claire (Ludivine Sagnier), and missing his visitations with his teenage son Raoul (Etan Simon). I found this series refreshing and the storyline was captivating. We wonder how Assane, who’s working as a simple janitor, can now craft a near-foolproof ploy to rob the former Queen’s crown jewels. Through flashbacks, Kay and Uzan further reveal Assane’s once close relationship to Mr. Pelligrini’s daughter Juliette (Clotilde Hesme) and her mother Anne (Nicole Garcia). Very poor execution. But after two episodes, I'm not convinced I want to finish it. The serie is based on the story of Lupin, they never said it's THE story OF Lupin. It's an ok series, but not really that good, and really unbelievable the cops wouldn't know who he really is. In later episodes, a trio of detectives work to solve the Louvre heist. Phim mang đến một câu chuyện mới mẻ, diễn biến bất ngờ và thú vị. The writers barely put any effort into making his skills remotely believable, and it's just a shame. Actors unverified, desperate scenarios. So much so, that we could no longer enjoy the good parts of the show, it felt too much like it was underestimating the intelligence of the viewer just for the drama. But about half-way in, the inconsistencies became all too frequent and the plot holes were just... horrendous. 16/01/2021. Robert Daniels is a freelance film critic based in Chicago with a MA in English. Lupin had a very nice take on the whole retribution concept, good cast, and good direction. To the critics: you are right, this is not a series of Lupin faithful to the original books and historical context, in a way that David Suchet's Poirot was. It's witty, well acted and directed. But we’re left wondering how it didn’t skip its twisted tracks. A series gets an Average Tomatometer when at least 50 percent of its seasons have a score. Watched two episodes, hoping it will reveal as absurd comedy, but couldn't take any more. Arsène Lupin is the protagonist of a century-old series of novels and short stories written by Maurice Leblanc. From the outset the main actor is portrayed as a genius, and of course he has to work with the most small time of crooks. User Ratings Trilling, elegant, intelligent. What would never work in reality always works in this show, no matter how confused it is. You need to disable all security cameras at Louvre? Ridiculous story writing. FAQ It doesn't take long to get straight into action. Why does he trust these abhorrent loan sharks? One of the great strengths of Netflix’s Lupin is how it entices the viewer down one path, to then strip it away and surprise with an entirely new outlook. Lupin (TV Series) ‘Season 1’ consists of 10 episodes of 40 minutes each. | A few years after that conversation with Gaumont, a five-episode installment of Sy’s new French-language series, “Lupin,” debuted on Netflix. Zero background checks to be able to bid in a high class auction. He uses white folks’ racial blind spots as cover to carry out his brazen robberies. Omar Sy is a great lead character and the production values are good. Sy's Assane is so damn lovable, even when he's clearly wrong, and especially when he ingeniously gets the better of his opponent. Creators are just lazy and/or assuming watchers are idiots. The series Lupin dropped over a week ago on Netflix and has captivated audiences.Lupin is a French series, but is dubbed in English and the character is based off the character Arsène Lupin, who first appeared in 1905 and in the story Gentleman Burglar.The series is filled with action, mystery and fun! After a couple of initial shallow conversations for a stupid audience, I still decided to give the series a chance, but when he came to the auction to buy a 20 million euro necklace without a deposit and invitation i gave up on this series. Assane’s rough and tumble fighting style, along with his frame, is reminiscent of “Luther.” The reliance on disguises, and the adrenaline rush from fooling unsuspecting victims, is reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. From the plot, to the diogues, cast, everything is laughable and awkward. Lupin’s twists and turns, and a fine performance from Omar Sy (who is also the show’s artistic director, helping to establish the series’ lavish look) makes the show eminently watchable. To furnish his scheme, he enlists a trio of loan sharks he owes serious money to as a way to cancel his debt. Awards When so often questioned by white law enforcement, he implies his accusers’ racism to his advantage. You want to escape ambulance? Kay and Uzan are also intrigued by other people often ignored. Just watched the first episode and I don't think I'll go ahead with the others. Predictable, boring, same old plot of the revenge suppressed kid, poor execution. Really fast moving first episode hope the rest of the season continues to be just as good if not better. Synopsis:Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. And though Youssef (Soufiane Guerrab)—who we’re led to believe is of Middle Eastern descent—could crack the case, his white colleagues on the police force ignore his sound theories. For god's sake it's 2021! Poor storytelling. The Story Of Lupin The origins of the series lies in a series of books about the gentleman burglar Arséne Lupin by Maurice LeBlanc. A few short flash backs might slow it down a little but goes well for the story. The plot is too weak to make it enjoyable, there's no real smarts in investigations, it's just another millennials' nice-visuals-poor-plot kinda series. Some components whither: Through the first five episodes, Assane’s Watson-inspired sidekick Benjamin (Antoine Gouy), is an afterthought who barely progresses. And yet the narrative train, through some tight savvy editing, always exits on the other side of the tunnel. Where did he find the means to bankroll this job? Even things, which can't be planned, are happening perfectly: Part 1 of the Netflix series Lupin is streaming now. The quiet, stylish drama explores the life of Assane Diop, a gentleman thief. With a muscular 6’ 3” frame, gentleman thief Assane Diop (Omar Sy) shouldn’t fade into the background. Good production. Read our spoiler-free review of Part 1. I could not watch past the first episode. Take the premiere, wherein Assane concocts a plan to steal Marie Antoinette’s aforementioned necklace from an auction at the Louvre. But as a Senegalese immigrant living in Paris, he does. Some decent scenes. No problem - here is big red button right on the table! From the first episode till the last (#5), it is a vile attempt to make the main character look like a genius. In chronological order. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets | Very well made series, in every aspect. | Also I really hate it when they drag things out, and this is really getting dragged out, boring storyline. If you want to watch the show, you must keep your brain aside. Audience is considered Dumb. Movie Reviews Great Movies Collections TV/Streaming Features Chaz's Journal Interviews TV/Streaming. Season 1 Review: Lupin’s twists and turns, and a fine performance from Omar Sy (who is also the show’s artistic director, helping to establish the series’ lavish look) makes the show eminently watchable. Perfectly enjoyable light entertainment. The series consists of 10 episodes, with the first five episodes released in January 2021 and the remainder scheduled to be released mid-2021. The entire episode serves as a continuation of the cat and mouse game between the police and Assane, while building Pellegrini up as a seemingly unstoppable force. For every answer Kay and Uzan offer in this ten-episode French crime drama, more questions arise. 'Lupin' REVIEW: A heist series that feels both unique and familiar By EK Gonzales Published Jan 12, 2021 4:00 pm If you were looking for Japanese characters, a group of three to four individuals, doing heists while often one-upping each other, the new Netflix Lupin series is NOT it. I can't wait for the next season. If you are Created by French author Maurice LeBlanc, the tales of Arsene Lupin is a well-known novel character and the name itself may already be synonymous to the word burglar. This show wants to live in the same universe as Hustle and Ocean's 11, a universe where ingenious charmers and rogues keep the plates spinning while taking those big, impossible scores. — Review: Lupin updates classic French gentleman thief for the 21st century Omar Sy heads stellar cast in clever series inspired by the works of Maurice Leblanc. Lupin is a French mystery thriller streaming television series created by George Kay and François Uzan that premiered on Netflix on 8 January 2021. Some points which question what the makers were thinking. Reasonable acting, good production, relatively interesting (if trite) story. Looks, like Netflix is really having to much money. Not mentioning, that person in cell is not against some stranger taking you cellmates things. Christophe Nuyens and Martial Schmeltz’s photography, which uses lens flares and foregrounded shadows to obscure Assane’s identity, furthers the series’ enigmatic quality. And why not? The storyline is set in modern times with gadgets and technology around while Assane makes a point that Lupin’s method of deception and disguise are still viable. I don't know why, but I felt embarrassed while watching this. To set the record straight, Arsène Lupin, the legendary gentleman-burglar and master of disguises created by early 20 th-century French writer Maurice Leblanc never appears in the first five episodes of this new Netflix series Lupin.As suggested by the show’s subtitle, Senegalese immigrant Assane Diop (Omar Sy) is simply operating “in the shadow of Lupin… But it is in the same line of re-imagining classics (though not quite as spectacular, but neither on the same budget) as Dominic Cumberbatch's Sherlock. think of it as a French version of leverage or hustle with roots, and a twist, It boggles the mind how poor this is, yet rated so high, Likeable but ruined by criminally lazy writing, Assane can only be a genius because he is surrounded by idiots. This version of Lupin is a clever re-imagining (with some flaws), trying to fast-forward the original character 100-years. ‘Lupin’ review: Netflix heist series is all style, wit and warmth Mini Anthikad Chhibber January 16, 2021 13:34 IST Updated: January 16, 2021 13:34 IST Mini Anthikad Chhibber Omar Sy is still one of the best french actors. Netflix's Lupin is the First Great Show of 2021, 12th Annual AAFCA Awards to be Held April 7th, The Unloved, Part 88: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, HBO Max’s Made for Love Really Wants Your Likes and Retweets, Emerald Fennell on Promising Young Woman, Responses to the Film, and More, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection. I never understood why people like to gate keep shows that are wonderfully adapted to a new story line. with intricate cons and twists. Ever since his father’s incarceration—accused of stealing a priceless necklace belonging to Marie Antoinette from his employer Mr. Pelligrini (Hervé Pierre)—and his father’s later death, Assane has known how often Black immigrants are overlooked. at least average, skip the series. The series will be released on the streaming service on January 8, 2021. Go watch Le Bureau or Engrenages. External Reviews Metacritic Reviews, You'll see a lot of reviews that says that it's not for real Lupin fans and therefore they give it only a few stars. The back and forth flashbacks work a treat to flesh out more of the past while drawing inspiration from and paying homage to Arsene Lupin. See, Assane is as wily as the show’s writing. The brand-new Netflix series Lupin has caught the world by surprise, and generally received favourable reviews! Flashbacks show Mrs. Pellegrini asking Assane’s father to pick a book for his son — he picks Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar. Within the Assane character, Kay and Uzan pile in references to other detective greats. Check out the details in my parents guide series review. I have yet to view something so lame. A review of the new Netflix series Lupin, starring Omar Sy. It's one of those serials that have the potential to have been amazing, thrilling and engrossing. There’s also a French journalist (Anne Benoit, a vivid lightning bolt), long dismissed for her age and sex, who plays a pivotal role, too. No problem - paramedics decide to stop emergency and wait on crossing the exact moment you need it (with no car behind it). Instead of trying to do a rehash of the same novels though, this one draws inspiration to deliver a really compelling opening episode. The Average Tomatometer is the sum of all season scores divided by the number of seasons with a Tomatometer. In two episodes I watched there were like tens of this BS. Lupin is a French Netflix series about a thief named Assane Diop, played by Omar Sy. Lupin is a smart and twisty French series that's new to Netflix. *Spoilers ahead* This is beyond stupid! And that's the problem with people nowadays. Great intrigue, great action, the storyline is well thought nothing to say besides Great Job to the team and the cast. He's supposed to be so good at all these different things, and we have no sense of why. Too many flaws and loopholes. The series is French but dubbed into English on Netflix. All of these characters are shadows in an alley blotched by white street lights. While the trailer is dubbed in English, as Rolling Stone’s Alan Sepinwall noted in his four-star review of the series, it’s essential that Lupin is streamed in its native language. “Lupin” is not only totally addictive, it’s the first great television show of 2021. And ofcourse it ends on a cliffhanger, only 5 episodes for season 1, if they ended it on episode 5 it would have been ok, but episode 5 is really a low point of dullness.. And don't get me wrong, I love mystery/detective series, but this is really just boring. Omar Sy stars as Assane Diop, a criminal inspired by the well-known French character Arsène Lupin. It reminds me in a good way of successful series like Hustle, or Leverage. Netflix's Lupin is the First Great Show of 2021 Robert Daniels January 06, … Each episode is loosely based on a classic Lupin … I repeat: this is meant to be watched for fun, it's not faithful to the details of the original books, it's not meant to be realistic. Nevertheless, in a series this patient, it’s difficult to draw any final conclusions until the finale’s closing minutes. The main character is a wonderful actor and he's easy on the eyes as well. You need to search for an item in other prisoners cell? Can be somewhat entertaining if you're willing to overlook the fact that the plot resembles Swiss cheese. Quelle panache! Not only that, it also considers the audience to be dumb. And finds inspiration for his heists in the mysteries of the fictional gentleman thief penned by the French novelist Maurice Leblanc, Arsène Lupin. Omar Sy plays the charcter very well and I love how they manage to get the viewers attention during the whole episode. If you just watch it with your eyes, you might like it. Omar Sy plays the charcter very well and I love how they manage to get the viewers attention during the whole episode. Our hero is a master hacker, excellent at disguise and can enter and leave the prison system as if entering a bar for a drink. Crítica de Lupin, la nueva serie de Netflix inspirada en el personaje de Maurice Leblanc protagonizada por Omar Sy que te atrapará desde el comienzo. Shallow and cheap, like most new series from netfilix. Do yourself a favor and watch the show you will wait for the second part I know I do, watched the whole 5 episodes in one evening. What a great first episode! This review of Netflix’s Lupin season 1 contains no spoilers. Lame security for the same auction. Likewise, an unreliable police commissioner (Vincent Garanger) overstays his welcome. Acting was good, idea was good as well, but scenario is just a joke. Mình là fan ruột của những phim thể loại lừa đảo hack não nên khi vô tình thấy series phim Lupin là nhảy vào xem ngay. He then bids 60 million euros to speed up the bidding process, and he wins the … “Lupin” is as patient as it is smart, and its plot twists like melted railroad tracks. It has big shoes to fill and, mon Dieu!, its feet really rattle around in there. This is the brand new Netflix show and this is my Netflix Review. Netflix's Lupin is a slick, cleverly-plotted twist on a classic character, even if the characters sometimes lack depth. Assane's plans only work because everyone around him is so stupid. And yeah, Diop is superman - he can steal basketball net in one jump while being injured to stomach and watched by 10 prisoners playing basketball, but no one notices. Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family. Read on this review to find out. In Episode 4 his whole case collapsed because he didn't make a copy of the original cassette, containing evidence. No problem - you get job on prison on very first day and when you need more time in other cell, guard is talking to other guards. Gentleman Burglar. In the present, Assana keeps outbidding another wealthy man while the heist team continues to infiltrate. The serie got only from Lupin the name. Good tv is escapism. Should you skip it or watch it? He's a silver tongue snake charmer who relies on convincing acting, disguises, quick-thinking, and his race. The concept is good but they ruined another show with modern revisionism and a poor script. It's an enjoyable ride. I've heard the show got bad reviews but I've been following Omar Sy for years and every project he worked on so far have been great and this is no exception!!! Parents need to know that Lupin is an action drama about a thief working to prove his father innocent of a 25-year-old crime. Created by George Kay (“Killing Eve”) in collaboration with François Uzan (“Family Business”), "Lupin" is an addictive, clever puzzle that combines elements from “Luther,” Sherlock Holmes,” and “Inside Man” for an engrossing experience. There's too much hype over this, but unjustifiably so. Have some fun. I can't wait for the next season 415 out of 542 found this helpful. Review phim Lupin TV series của Pháp được khán giả yêu thích trên Netflix. He’s the founder of 812filmreviews, and he’s written for ThePlaylist, Consequence of Sound, and Mediaversity. But if your brain isn't asleep while watching this, you know how poor it is. Don't begrudge the artistic licence. | But it is being done only by making everyone around him look plain dumb. Every step Diop takes, is perfectly timed, always with best possible outcome. As it so happens, it falls flat with extremely amateurish acting. This could have been so much better if they were smarter and more creative. Boy, it was bad. Created by the British writer George Kay, Lupin is “good, stupid fun”, and is predicted to become one of Netflix’s biggest hits, … The penultimate episode of the first part for Lupin ends with the door wide open for where this one may go next. Want French? I like it. And when Kay and Uzan excavate Assane’s failed marriage and his suspenseful heists, we’re given a well-staged, fast-paced crime thriller that often leaves one awestruck. Love it! And yes, XXIst century Lupin is the son of African immigrants. And Assane’s skillful rouses, acted out through the show’s adroit staging, to steal sinful diamonds, recalls “Inside Man.” But it's telling how these detective narratives are often carried out by cynical protagonists—not so the case with Omar Sy's performance, which avoids such characteristics with a sincere, soft touch. N etflix’s Lupin is a new highly binge-able French series that will keep you on your toes. Read full review The Episode Review. Acting is ok, but again, nothing special. The serie is based on the story of Lupin, they never said it's THE story OF Lupin. Outstanding example of poor and lazy writing. It's a pity, but this show is not worth your time if you're interested in writing quality. This is my Spoiler Free Review of Lupin (2021) Part 1. This looks like it should be good. The Episode Review.