Beyond the Law

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Movie Info

A New York City police-department precinct house serves as the setting for a story of political corruption, illicit gambling, and other less-than-legal activities. This self-conscious drama, overseen by author Norman Mailer, features a largely improvised storyline.

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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Law

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  • [Beyond the Law] is a pretty inept movie. But it is funny at times, and interesting if only because Mailer reveals so much of his glorious ego.

    March 17, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, Mailer's brand of minimal movie-making remains more interesting to talk around than to talk about. It is not for me to tell him what to do with his time and money, but I can't help wishing aloud that would stop making movies.

    March 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The encounters are so vivid and violent and -- occasionally -- moving that unless you're member of the Mailer Mob, which I'm not, it's impossible to tell the "real" actors from the "false."

    March 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Mailer's Beyond the Law has a zillion little irritations, but it has authentic scurrility and funk before it goes sour with Mailer's Irish brogue monologue.

    March 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Without thinking it to be in any way a masterpiece, I find Mailer's movie pretty sharp, a probing into the role of the police in contemporary society.

    March 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Beyond the Law

  • Apr 20, 2010
    Suprisingly good Spaghetti Western.Even better then I expected it to be
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