Lupin: Heists, Deceit, and Ghosts of the Past, Part Three

Directed By: Louis Letterier

Starring: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Etan Simon, Steve Tientcheu

Release Date: October 5, 2023 (Worldwide)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis: In “Lupin, Part 3,” Assane Diop is forced into hiding, living far from his wife and son to protect them from the dangers of his life. Unable to bear their suffering, Assane returns to Paris with an audacious proposal: to leave France and start anew elsewhere. However, the ghosts of his past are never far behind, and an unexpected return disrupts his plans, leading to a series of high-stakes events and complex challenges that test Assane’s skills and determination.

Rating: ★★★★☆

A Triumphant Return

In the world of heists, high-stakes, and masterful disguises, ‘Lupin’ makes its triumphant return with Part Three. The suave gentleman thief, Assane Diop, portrayed by the charismatic Omar Sy, resumes his thrilling exploits after a two-year hiatus. With the promise of more dazzling capers and unforeseen twists, the French sensation reclaims its spotlight on Netflix.

The Con is On

The curtain rises on Assane’s return to Paris, motivated by an unwavering desire to shield his family from the relentless media spotlight. Yet, Claire, his estranged wife (Ludivine Sagnier), greets him with cautious skepticism, setting the stage for a complex family dynamic. Assane’s motives, noble though they may be, leave a bittersweet taste as he navigates the ramifications of his criminal past. However, the show’s commitment to clockwork heists and thrilling capers ensures that the action remains snappy and engaging.

Assane Diop talking to Youssef Guédira, a police detective who uses his knowledge of the Arsène Lupin books to catch Diop.
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Back-and-Forth Intrigue

Part Three introduces both new and returning characters, each contributing to Assane’s elaborate schemes. While some newcomers serve as temporary pawns, others become integral to the storyline. However, the true motivations of the enigmatic antagonist remain shrouded in mystery for much of the season, leaving audiences eagerly awaiting answers. The show’s penchant for narrative back-and-forth keeps viewers fully engaged.

Assane’s Debonair Charm

Lupin Part Three remains a captivating experience, largely due to Omar Sy’s magnetic performance. Assane’s charm, whether in disguise or not, is irresistible. His protective instincts and effortless coolness add depth to his character, making him a compelling antihero. The show’s unwavering momentum and thrilling heist scenes, even when revisited, make for an enjoyable watch.

Assane Diop dressed as a gardener to prepare for a heist.
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A Classy Caper

While ‘Lupin’ Part Three may have its narrative quirks, it never loses sight of its essence—a high-stakes caper filled with panache and surprises. Omar Sy’s portrayal of Assane Diop continues to be the show’s crowning jewel. As fans eagerly await the next ingenious heist and unexpected revelation, it’s clear that ‘Lupin’ remains a class act in the world of crime dramas.

Assane Diop staring through the laser preotective shield at the invaluable black pearl.
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Action Reloaded’s Verdict

‘Lupin’ Part Three, with its charismatic lead and thrilling heists, delivers another round of swindling in style. While balancing its family drama and caper elements, the show’s unwavering momentum and engaging storytelling ensure an enjoyable experience. As Assane Diop continues to dazzle and intrigue, ‘Lupin’ remains a must-watch for fans of high-stakes, suave crime dramas.

Rating: ★★★★☆ Action Reloaded

Read reviews for Lupin, Part One and Lupin, Part Two.

Watch Lupin, Part Three on Netflix now.

What Lies Beyond?

The future of ‘Lupin’ ultimately rests with Netflix, leaving viewers in suspense regarding the fate of Assane Diop’s adventures, which has been left open for more.

Raoul, Claire, and Ben attending a funeral, mourning graveside with a rose in hand.
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