The psychotic killer, who kept breaking out of maximum-security prisons as soon as he was put in them, is given a mesmerizing macho gloss by French superstar Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Oceans Thirteen, Shrek). Hes so sleek and glamorous, we almost forgive him his trespasses. In an interview before he, too, won a César for his remarkable performance, Cassel said in appreciation, [Mesrine] was a showman and had a huge ego. He wanted to be looked at as a real thug, much harder than he was, maybe. Tell that to the 43 people he murdered. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit www.mfah.org/films. $6 to $7.
Fri., April 22, 5 p.m.; Sat., April 23, 5 p.m.; Sun., April 24, 3 p.m., 2011