Dark Blue Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Violent police detective teaches his partner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2007
Russell fans, take note: This is probably the strongest work he's done in movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
May 8, 2004
While it doesn't avoid the familiar and formulaic (what cop movie does these days?), DARK BLUE was a pleasant surprise, and proved that Russell can save just about anything
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 28, 2004
Kurt Russell, um ator sempre subestimado, oferece mais uma performance digna de aplausos neste interessante filme cuja trama foi concebida por James Ellroy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
Dark Blue gets the brain working and sheds light on a controversial topic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 6, 2004
[A] gritty police drama addressing the matter of what police work does to the people who do it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
September 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2003
Shelton only achieves the intensity he's looking for at one point, when the riots finally break out and Perry has to drive through crowds of looters.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Dark Blue has a seamy slow-burn energy, charged by its narrative and thematic tie-ins with the 1992 Los Angeles riots and a dynamite lead performance from Kurt Russell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
April 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
March 14, 2003
...one of the most well-written and incisive entries in the good cop/bad cop formula of the recent years...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
March 12, 2003
'The main asset is Kurt Russell, who is extraordinary.'
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 11, 2003
Once upon a time in Los Angeles, the air was dirty and the cops were clean. The only reason to see this movie is to see Kurt Russell again prove his consistency. Too bad there aren't Oscars for the Cal Ripken's of Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 9, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 2, 2003
a tough, but somewhat routine, corrupt-cop morality tale that generates a good deal of power by being set in the five-day period in 1992 leading up to the riots
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 1, 2003
Kurt Russell delivers the goods with astonishing simplicity and understated power.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004

Movieline
March 8, 2004
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
August 8, 2003

Guardian
July 8, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
March 25, 2003
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 2, 2003
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March 1, 2003
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2003
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
February 25, 2003
In Ron Shelton's new film DARK BLUE, Kurt Russell shines as a latest of bad cops who tries to make right what he consciously knows is wrong in the eyes of the law.

ComingSoon.net
February 22, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 21, 2003
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Arizona Republic
February 21, 2003

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2003
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