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Review: French thriller 'The Prey' runs on outlandish energy
Review: French thriller 'The Prey' runs on outlandish energy

Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed. It also willfully genre-hops, from prison melodrama to escape flick to policier to Hitchcockian wrong-man lark to serial killer chiller, without skipping a beat or, more notably, dulling the senses like so many superhero behemoths aimed at brain-sanded teens. For moviegoers who prefer cheeky wit, down-and-dirty mayhem and grown-up suspense in their air-conditioned escapism, "The Prey" deserves to light up the summer art house in much the way another solidly crafted French nail-biter, "Tell No...

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