Lupine on Netflix: what does the press think of Arsène Lupine’s rereading with Omar Sy?

New French original series for Netflix, Lupine revisits the cult literary character of Maurice Leblanc. Has the press been won over by this modern rereading of Arsène Lupine with Omar Sy?

Lupine on netflix: what does the press think of arsène lupine's rereading with omar sy?
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What is it about ?

25 years ago, the life of young Assane Diop is turned upside down when his father dies after being accused of a crime he did not commit. Today, Assane will be inspired by his hero, Arsène Lupine – Gentleman Burglar, to avenge him …

Lupine created by George Kay in collaboration with François Uzan. With Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Soufiane Guerrab, Clotilde Hesme, Shirine Boutella, …

The first part of season 1 of Lupine is available on Netflix.

What the press thinks

According to Slate

“A wonderful showcase for Omar Sy which breathes new life into a literary character made accessible to all while making the twists and turns of the story unpredictable for Lupine fanatics. The series does not waste a single minute in stringing together suspenseful moments. . All of these elements make the series one of the top contenders for the best shows of the year. “ 4.5 / 5

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According to Première

“Netflix smartly modernizes the myth of Arsene Lupine with an imperial Omar as a gentleman burglar obsessed with his thirst for revenge. The English screenwriter George Kay (to whom we owe the Criminal anthology, already on Netflix) therefore imagined an heir d’Arsène, with gadgets and technologies, a burglar with rebellious morals and fluid intelligence. Sexy, smart and contemporary. “ 4/5

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According to

“Lupine is an addicting and clever puzzle that combines elements of Luther, Sherlock Holmes and Inside Man for a captivating experience.” 4/5

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According to Vanity Fair

“At a time when people complain about recycling of all kinds, Lupine at least has the merit of trying to reinvent the myth, by tackling subjects little mentioned in French fiction. Too bad the question of identity and discrimination either here dealt with on the surface or through overly stereotypical situations. “ 3/5

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According to Le Figaro

“With Lupine: in the shadow of Arsene, Netflix is ​​also trying out the art of transplantation by focusing, not on modernization, but on a mise en abyme. The result is certainly eye-catching but is lacking in both elegance and transgression. The burglar gentleman turns into a gentle conjurer. “ 2.5 / 5

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According to Le Point Pop

“The writers adapt Leblanc, but they should also have reread Shakespeare, who always recalled that the most credible fictions are those which heal their second knives. Here, alas, no sharp blade and, in the absence of protagonists with enough flesh (Assane Diop in the lead), the viewer has trouble savoring these frugal adventures in credibility. “ 2/5

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