The Prey review

A ludicrous French thriller

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Seemingly indestructible middle-aged hero Franck (Albert Dupontel), a convicted bank robber who naturally dotes on his wife and his disabled daughter, is pursued the length and breadth of France in Eric Valette’s ludicrous French man-on-the-run thriller.

Why? Because he’s been framed as a child rapist/serial killer by a former cellmate, and he’s now being chased by the police, led by a determined female detective (Alice Taglioni), who happens to be blessed with supermodel looks.

Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can’t distract from the clichés of a particularly dim-witted script.