Imagine, if you will, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) crossed with every mismatched-buddy movie ever made, set in one of the high-tension French banlieues
, built around an emerging martial art form called parkour
and set to a crunchy techno soundtrack. Written by Luc Besson and directed by Pierre Morel (THE TRANSPORTER), the combination sounds ridiculous and plays like a jolt of pure, trashy adrenaline straight to the heart. In the not-too-distant future, the high-rise suburbs where much of France's urban immigrant population is concentrated have been walled off, and the hardworking poor left to the tender mercies of heavily armed gangs. Law-abiding do-good...