Cruising (1980)



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Movie Info

A New York City cop goes undercover in New York's gay community to catch a serial killer.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William Friedkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2013
Warner Bros.

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Critic Reviews for Cruising

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (9)

What we're left with is a movie without the courage to declare itself.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This detective melodrama has something to offend almost everyone.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

What's left is the framework for a graphic, brutal, sickening film, without the violent effects that might have made sense (however illegitimate) out of the conception.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Taking away the kissing, caressing and a few bloody killings, Friedkin has no story, though picture pretends to be a murder mystery combined with a study of Al Pacino's psychological degradation.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Top Critic

Its gamy images inside the leather and S&M gay bars along the Greenwich Village waterfront are both busy and dark.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

No one would get away with it now, or even try.

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Top Critic

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