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Dark Blue Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Dark Blue proclaims itself a character drama and a voyage of self-discovery for the flawed cop -- which proves to be its fatal weakness.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 20, 2003
James Rocchi

L.A. cop-and-corruption drama set against the Rodney King verdicts is an uninspiring morass of been-there, seen-that material.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 1/5

February 21, 2003
Nick Schager

Shelton, working from a script by David Ayer, is eager to use each and every cliché at his disposal.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

February 23, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The movie ends not with a bang but a wimp.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 21, 2003
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2007
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

When it comes to Dark Blue, you've seen it all before and seen it done better.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

February 21, 2003
Rob Blackwelder

Its imagined grittiness is polished to a Hollywood high gloss. Its hard-edged dialogue...has had all its shock value re-written and over-rehearsed right out of it.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 1/4

February 19, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... there's not much here but for the pulp entertainment value.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 24, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...standard, formulaic, Hollywood crime fluff.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

June 22, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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The movie has a distinctly dated vibe.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 19, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The script is overloaded with exposition and incident, and for long passages it shows all the verve and imagination of an episode of Hunter.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 20, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Speedman doesn't show much in his first big movie role, while Russell shows too much.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

February 20, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Like Los Angeles in the spring of 1992, Dark Blue generates tension but eventually goes up in smoke.

| Original Score: C+

February 21, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Those who criticized Training Day for its lack of credibility will be rolling their eyes at the nonchalance with which Dark Blue plays the race card.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

February 21, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Too many elements of David Ayers' screenplay fall flat, from individual lines to Bobby's sudden change of heart.

| Original Score: C+

February 21, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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While much of the action rings true in Dark Blue, and the events leading up to the riots make for a tense, eerie framework, the movie heads in a disastrous direction ...

| Original Score: .5/4

February 21, 2003
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer

In the end [Shelton] uses the King riots as window dressing, not commentary or context: The city burns, but nothing's been learned, nothing's been gained, nothing's been said that hasn't been said a hundred times before.

Full Review Source: Dallas Observer

February 21, 2003
John Venable

Wildly average.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

February 20, 2003

An unoriginal, uninspired good cop/bad cop movie with one-dimensional characters.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2003
Sean O'Connell
Eclipse Magazine

(Russell's) hammy performance should come with some bread and cheese. At least we'd get a decent sandwich out of this deal.

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: D+

February 20, 2003
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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February 28, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2003
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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Adam Nayman
March 25, 2003
Wilson Morales

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.

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February 25, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 19, 2004
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October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online

By the time the inevitable comes to pass, the movie has devolved into conventional action-melodrama, complete with bad white cops' sacrifice, redemption, and just punishment.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online

February 21, 2003
David Edelstein
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March 1, 2003
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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March 2, 2003
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003

Arizona Republic
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February 21, 2003

Baltimore Sun
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July 2, 2003

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August 8, 2003

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