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Narc Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 8, 2012
doesn't illuminate the world of the undercover agent or bring anything new to the table
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Intense cop movie for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
One of the best films of 2002...
Michael Dequina
February 18, 2009
The stylish conviction of Carnahan and his never-better leads make this familiar yarn worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
As a director Carnahan definitely has the goods... Unfortunately the script is your basic renegade-cop narrative, with the usual hoo-ha about justice versus the law.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 9, 2008
Carnahan shows flair and confidence.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
If Carnahan keeps wrenching this material back an inch or two from cliché, it's only an inch or two.
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
For a picture that's billed as fresh and bracing, this is a pretty formulaic scheme, which Carnahan attempts to jolt into life through jittery direction.
February 25, 2005
Narc est un film extrêmement conventionnel dans son histoire, mais brille dans sa réalisation, son atmosphère et son style.
| Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Sometimes it seems a director tries to pack in as much harsh footage as an R-rating will allow for its own sake. That itself is a violent act. The audience is the victim.
Read More | Original Score: C
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
This is a dark, depressing, excessively violent, profusely profane film, not for the squeamish or anyone who likes elevating entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
A showcase for two talented actors and [Joe] Carnahan's technical wizardry, Narc is welcome entry in a tired genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
It's a triumph of style over substance, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
August 31, 2003
The director is helped in no small part by his leading men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2003
'Una verdadera recomendación que lamentablemente duró muy poco en pantalla, por lo que no se la pueden perder en video'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Carnahan isn't breaking new ground, but he has administered an astoundingly visceral shot of adrenaline to the police-procedural genre.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
June 11, 2003
A chokehold of a movie, grabbing us but not ultimately engaging us.
Susan Michals
June 10, 2003
As two of the most unlikeliest of partners, Liotta and Patric manage to be a perfect match. . .
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 4, 2003
A câmera nervosa, a fotografia melancólica e as interpretações realistas de Liotta e Patric conferem a Narc uma intensidade que nada deixa a desejar com relação aos clássicos policiais dos anos 70.
| Original Score: 4/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
As a whole, Carnahan does neat work with visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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