Deep Cover Reviews

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April 13, 2018
In its explorations of the dark coils of the drug underworld, Deep Cover builds an ugly fascination.
November 23, 2009
Cynical police thriller that veers between a standard issue genre action pic and something more meaningful and original.
October 31, 2007
Smart and stylish, it also has scenes of crackling violence and dramaturgy that oftentimes strains to work but, on the whole, Deep Cover is engaging, thoughtful and inventive.
October 31, 2007
It's an unsettling yet compelling blend, and probably one you don't want to think about too much.
October 31, 2007
Convoluted and mostly unconvincing as a portrait of the drug underworld, Deep Cover [based on a story by Michael Tolkin] still carries some resonance due to its vivid portrait of societal decay and a heavyweight performance by Larry Fishburne.
October 31, 2007
What emerges is a powerhouse thriller full of surprises, original touches, and rare political lucidity, including an impressive performance by Jeff Goldblum.
January 26, 2006
In addition to Fishburne, it gives us a first-rate soundtrack, a clutch of splendid cameos, fine, grainy direction from Duke, and much pointed stuff about the hypocrisy behind the USA's so-called war against drugs.
December 6, 2005
Laurence Fishburne haunts this movie with his deep set fiercely intense glaring eyes.
July 12, 2005
May 24, 2003
Cool, and deeply underrated.
May 20, 2003
Deep Cover eventually degenerates into so much gratuitous violence that 'kill' sounds like the most-used verb in the screenplay's last stages.
November 7, 2002
Deep Cover was probably conceived as a quickie crime film, but thanks to Fishburne's and Goldblum's performances, it became much more.
September 18, 2002
Too much grit, not enough Plot.
September 14, 2002
August 12, 2002
A tough, violent crime drama that pulls no punches.
July 25, 2002
A truly entertaining little crime thriller. Fishburne and Goldblum are great together.
June 6, 2001
Rather than ride the easy cynicism of the script, by Michael Tolkin and Henry Bean, Fishburne illuminates his character's moral struggle.
January 1, 2000
third-rate blaxploitation picture for the '90s, it aims to be street-tough and an admonishment against drugs. It manages to be neither.
January 1, 2000
What sets Deep Cover apart is its sense of good and evil, the way it has the Fishburne character agonize over the moral decisions he has to make.
January 1, 2000
Larry Fishburne is clearly a star of the future, but Deep Cover won't be the vehicle.
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