Dark, long, slow, but pretty much flawless story of a French gangster-in-the-making.
The first of three "boys" action flicks coming soon to a theater near you—The A-Team and The Expendables to follow. Some funny moments, plus the talented Idris Elba, but mostly derivative and predictable stuff (known as homage in some parts of Hollywood).
If you have to choose between getting boiled in oil and this movie, pick the hot oil. To be fair, Jennifer Lopez was great...in Out of Sight.