It takes Monsieur Spade some time to settle into its skin. The first few hours are dedicated to introducing as many side characters and backstories as possible, and though this could have been more elegantly executed, it eventually pays off. The main mystery, once you get to it, is layered and complex, and watching Spade physically and verbally spar with Philippe is its own kind of reward. Their curt but cutting dialogue harkens back to past noirs, and it’s a delight to see that tradition live on in the genre.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Actor: Cara Bossom, Chiara Mastroianni, Clive Owen, Denis Ménochet, Jonathan Zaccaï, Louise Bourgoin, Matthew Beard, Rebecca Root, Stanley Weber