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Narc Reviews

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January 10, 2003
It's a stunner that sadly grows tiresome at the end.
December 19, 2002
Over and over, every gesture and character in Narc summons up yet another movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2003
If only Narc had its originality in check, this could have been more of a chilling visceral ride into depravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 9, 2003
Has true grittiness, but the plot's a little murky and the characters a little too familiar.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 10, 2003
In the end, the movie collapses on its shaky foundation despite the best efforts of director Joe Carnahan.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
Narc is all menace and atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 10, 2003
There are things to admire about Narc, but they're individual things, not the movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 8, 2012
doesn't illuminate the world of the undercover agent or bring anything new to the table
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
January 10, 2003
Buries its riveting cop story beneath layers of standard plot devices. I guess you can say the best elements remain undercover.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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.
December 16, 2002
So brutal, cynical and just plain not nice it makes Training Day seem like Police Academy 6.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2003
Narc isn't bad, but it's also nothing too far removed from the usual cops'n'robbers fare that passes through the multiplexes on a regular basis.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 20, 2003
...Liotta is put in an impossible spot because his character's deceptions ultimately undo him and the believability of the entire scenario. Too bad.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 16, 2003
The twist that ends the movie is the one with the most emotional resonance, but twists are getting irritating, and this is the kind of material where the filmmakers should be very careful about raising eyebrows.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 10, 2003
Despite the pyrotechnics, Narc is strictly by the book.
December 14, 2002
Very well produced, acted, directed and shot with a 70's cop, bluish cinemagraphic feel, but (on a subjective level) "Narc" ultimately offers little thematically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 23, 2002
An empty exercise, a florid but ultimately vapid crime melodrama with lots of surface flash but little emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 9, 2003
Feels like an R-rated episode of NYPD Blue, with its only real distinction being that neither Nick nor Henry are characters we're particularly attached to.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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