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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."

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Cast

Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Officer Salim Adel
Keith David
as Captain Spain
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Officer Armando Sancho
Cole Hauser
as Lieutenant
Taboo
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
Variety
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We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original.

February 27, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
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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.

February 24, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
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The machinations of the plot are so murky as to be not worth following.

February 24, 2006
New York Daily News
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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
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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
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Audience Reviews for Dirty

½

The pieces are there, but the execution is glaringly lacking. The editing is erratic and often nonsensical, having the feel of a PCP ride. The plot has many aspects, all with great potential, but it's so fragmented that it's difficult and frustrating to try and follow. That, in the end is its' greatest fault, failing to deliver on story, focusing too much on style.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

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
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
Al S

Super Reviewer

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