Maigret's Dead Man

2016

Crime / Drama / Mystery

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IMDb Rating 7.1 10 2230

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Rowan Atkinson as Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
Aidan McArdle as Judge Comeliau
Lucy Cohu as Madame Maigret
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Reviewed by Reno Rangan 6 / 10

Failed on the first hand, but that doesn't end there.

Just a few months ago, when the first one in this television film series came out, I could not believe how an impressive brand new detective from the mid twentieth century Paris was made its way. Furthermore, it was Rowan Atkinson, who was in a never seen before avatar and that's made this new beginning very interesting. Since then I have been looking forward for its sequel. A British film sets in Paris, but was shot in Hungary with new Czech characters were added particularly for this part, totally a European flavour.

This part actually came during the Christmas season, a couple of months ago, but I could not see it then until now. After watching it, I'm not in the same mood as I was in for the first film. This film has really taken a couple of steps back on what the original film had achieved. It is always good to watch films with a great cast and characters. The story was not bad, but being too simple and predictable was the biggest let down. So, for the most of us who liked the original, this installment will be a bit disappointment.

As the Paris' best detective receives a call from an unknown person who claims his life is in danger since a couple of men following him everywhere, Maigret acts as quickly as he can, but fails to save the man. With the guilt for not doing much, he determined to find whoever behind it. After examining the body and making inquiries, he's set to go after the clues he had got. But how effective is his plan, would it lead to solve the case that covered in the remaining narration.

❝It was nice being here with you, playing at a different life. I liked it.❞

The highlight of the film was the settings. In the old city with the limited resources to stop or solve the crimes compared to the present world, the brainpower comes into effect. The smart detectives and their brilliant strategies, I don't know that's how real was then back, but these novels and whoever wrote it are magnificent. This film was based on the book of the same name, directed by a British television filmmaker.

The curiosity that was created in the opening does not stay for very long. Of course, at one point every mystery to be revealed, but those parts were not done smartly enough. The identities of the wrongdoers were disclosed much earlier. But the reason behind it was a bit suspenseful. Maigret's idea to involve his wife, gives her a chance to live a different life for a brief. Risky, but worth an attempt to get the attention of the killer.

So there are lots of great scenes, though the film lacked serious thrills. Short film, fast paced is not enough. A cop film always needs a tight plot with a near miss kind of developments to keep the viewers on the edge of their seat. There are chases in the film, but those are common in any cop film. Those fresh perspectives are what the film needed badly.

By the way the book was nearly 70 years old, so we can't blame the source. Between these years, many films used the same concepts which make it outdated for this flick. All they wanted to do was a little update. That's where I think this film failed. Other than than, a decent film in the series and I'll be surely looking forward to the next one called 'Crossroads' which is due this summer. So keep updated to follow the remaining films in the series.

6/10

Reviewed by Francisco Navarrete 9 / 10

One of the best TV-dramas

I liked it so much because of the slow but tense rhythm of the history, the details of the characters, Atkinson being very accurate of the very heart of Maigret, but even more, giving power to the character. The secondaries and cast are very good too.

Only Poirot and a handful of TV mystery dramas can compare with this.

On the other side, the only thing I can say is that it looks like London, not like Paris, besides the effort they do to translate everything on the screen to french and use of the stone paved streets.

Congratulations to the team, the script and everyone else.

I hope the today's TV learned something.

Reviewed by Paul D. 8 / 10

Credit to Atkinson

Who would have thought that Rowan Atkinson could play a role as difficult as "Maigret"? Not only is this on the other end of the spectrum, light-years away from "Johnny English" and "Mr. Bean", Commissaire Maigret (in this series ranked as "chief-inspector") was splendidly portrayed by the late Bruno Cremer in no less than 54 (!) episodes, which made it twice as difficult for Atkinson to become the new Jules.

Having read most of my countryman Georges Simenon's books, I have an image of Jules Maigret as a thinker, not a talker. Rowan Atkinson portrays this in a very convincing way. Perhaps a little more pipe- training could come in handy, but other than that it's a realistic Maigret.

The use of Hungary as film location for 1950's Paris is a good choice: the dirty houses and alleys realistically picture the era of a coal-heated metropolis. Dirty cars complete the image, and even the camera-work reminds of the film-noir of the 1940's and '50's.

The only flaws in this and the previous episode, are goofs that could have been avoided easily: the car's headlights should have been yellow, not white (compulsory in France from the mid 1930's until 1993), in lit areas French cars used to drive with the positioning lights on - dip and high beam were only used on dark country roads, not in town. Another goof are the press cameras flash bulbs: until the late 1960's, before the age of electronics, flash bulbs were made of magnesium filaments, and had to be replaced after every shot. It was impossible to flash, flash, flash in a few seconds, like ALL the cameras in this series do. Shame on you, researchers!

I really enjoyed Rowan Atkinson as a mature Jules Maigret, however... on the sly I was hoping for a suspect called... Bob. ;-)

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