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Dirty (2006)



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In a city ravaged by violent crime, the police department's anti-gang task force uses any means at its disposal to get the bad guys off the streets, with cops often acting as judge, jury and executioner. As the unit's self-justifying brutality and corruption spiral further out of control, gang member-turned-cop Armando Sancho begins to question the life he and his partner Salim Adel have chosen. So when Internal Affairs agents investigating the division's abuses offer him a deal to come clean about the unit's misdeeds, Sancho must decide whether to heed his conscience or his loyalty to his fellow officers. On the hot, smoggy day Salim and Sancho are scheduled to testify to IA, the two rogue cops agree to run a lucrative, illegal operation for the station's top brass. As their increasingly bloody mission takes them from one end to the other of the sprawling city they've sworn to protect and serve, Salim and Sancho learn that getting clean isn't nearly as easy as being "Dirty."more
Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Fisher, Gil Reavill, Eric Saks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Officer Salim Adel
Keith David
as Captain Spain
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Armando Sancho
Cole Hauser
as Lieutenant
as Ramirez
Khleo Thomas
as Splooge
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Officer Rodriguez
Judy Reyes
as Bryant
Frank Alvarez
as Gangster No. 1
Robert Flores
as Gangster No. 4
César García
as Gangster No. 3
Pat Healy
as Ronnie
Tory Kittles
as Wallace
Joseph McKelheer
as Canadian No. 1
Edward Meza
as Gangster No. 2
Maurice Rae
as Tiptoes
Chris Mulkey
as Carlson
Jim Ortlieb
as Husband
Bret Roberts
as Canadian No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Dirty

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

A no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s.

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original.

Full Review… | February 27, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

This isn't a film made by someone who knows anything about cops. It's a film made by someone who's seen a lot of cop movies.

Full Review… | February 24, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The machinations of the plot are so murky as to be not worth following.

Full Review… | February 24, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The only suspense is how long it's going to take for this movie to finally drag to an end.

February 24, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

As good as the leads and the supporting cast are, and as much action as gets packed into the film's relatively brief running time, none of it draws us in dramatically.

Full Review… | February 24, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dirty

This movie is worth watching, a time or two. But really if your looking for a great movie of this nature just watch "Training Day". This was much like that, with a lot less planning to make it truly good.

Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

This is no Training day, it's dark, violent noir that fails to deliver in it's story. It's highly stylized but very dull with a waste of a good cast.

Al S

Super Reviewer

Really NOT bad at all, despite the fact that Cuba Gooding Jr. tries, but fails(greatly) to match Denzel's Oscar winning Training Day performance.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

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