Narc Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
January 28, 2013
| Original Score: B-
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
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 9, 2008
Carnahan shows flair and confidence.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
| 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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Peter Bradshaw
March 25, 2003
Ferociously gritty and unsentimentally tough, Joe Carnahan's movie is drenched with a cynicism that permeates the celluloid itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
As Narc,/i> builds in momentum, becoming anything but what we expected, it deserves credit for being one of the few captivating and original cop films of recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
Opening with a chase scene that's real heart-in- your-mouth stuff, the movie barely ever lets up -- it's exciting almost to the point of being exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 12, 2003
From its harrowing opening, right through to the shocking finale, Narc is bleak and relentless but fans of police dramas from both TV and the 70s shouldn't miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

Boston Phoenix
January 18, 2003
Katrina Onstad
National Post
January 12, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 10, 2003

Baltimore Sun
January 10, 2003
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