Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte star in this French buddy cop action movie, The Takedown on Netflix. Unknown to many, this movie is actually a sequel to the 2012 movie, On the Other Side of the Tracks. Although the sequel works as a stand-alone flick with zero references to the previous ones. Omar Sy is most popular for starring in the surprise Netflix hit, Lupin. And Lupin’s director Louis Leterrier is also helming this flick.
What is the plot of the movie?
When Francois Monge comes upon a body on a boarding train. He has to work together with Ousmane Diakite to solve the case. Their investigation takes them to a small provisional town in France where the mayor is a white nationalist and is friends with local gangs. Like all other buddy cop movies, this movie has also suffered from some of the usual tropes of buddy flicks – the partners competing for the attention of the local cop, Alice.
The cast members of The Takedown on Netflix
With a runtime of 1 hour 59 minutes, the movie stars:
- Omar Sy
- Laurent Lafitte
- Izia Higelin
- Dimitri Storoge
- Leopold Bara
- Robert Catrini
- Caroline Mathieu
- Islam Maowad
- Jean Louis Tilburg
Should you watch the film?
The movie has an average rating of 5.4 on IMDb. One reviewer wrote, “The Takedown is a great action-comedy buddy movie.” While another bashed it: “Most cliché movie I’ve seen in forever, it’s so predictable it hurts. Such a shame since the cast is actually quite capable and the plot isn’t half bad.”
According to Decider: “SKIP IT. The Takedown on Netflix moves quickly and has its inspired moments, but that’s not enough to eclipse its tired shtick.” Elsewhere Polygon writes, “ If you’re missing the days when this kind of broad action crime story had colorful visions and lovable leads, The Takedown might provide a temporary fix.” Meanwhile, The New York Times criticizes it: “This film from Louis Leterrier tries to pay tribute to classic 1980s buddy-cop movies, but not even Omar Sy can’t salvage it.”