Prince of the City Reviews

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April 4, 2018
A model instance of the movie that insists on being a film and proceeds inevitably to assault our common sense with the counterfeit of a moral lesson.
September 20, 2015
Williams gives a fine performance, the rest of the cast is also excellent, and director Sidney Lumet's eye for detail is sure throughout this authentic look at the dirtier side of police work.
August 12, 2011
One of Sidney Lumet's most complex and detailed New York City dramas about the dark, dirty side of police work, boasting a splendid performance from Treat Williams in the lead.
May 21, 2011
Directs another Serpico, but with improvements.
March 26, 2009
Director Sidney Lumet is in firm control of the sprawling canvas, showing in spades his ability to harness intense energy and almost uniformly top-rate performances from a cannily-cast stable of solid character actors.
August 17, 2008
The movie that should've turned Treat Williams into a huge star. This is one of Sidney Lumet's finest hours.
June 7, 2007
May 20, 2007
While there is still much to like in the film...it's a long, winding haul to the finish.
October 5, 2006
February 9, 2006
An astonishing in-depth portrait of the interlocking worlds of police and hoodlum results, with no punches pulled and no easy solutions.
May 31, 2005
Treat Williams courageously fights police corruption.
April 3, 2005
November 4, 2004
October 23, 2004
After the film starts to turn itself over in your mind, it becomes a much deeper piece, a film about how difficult it is to go straight in a crooked world without hurting people you love.
August 30, 2004
"Prince of the City'' begins with the strength and confidence of a great film, and ends merely as a good one. The achievement isn't what it first promises to be, but it's exciting and impressive all the same.
October 8, 2003
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
It's lengthy (almost three hours), gritty and almost highly involving, while Williams is superb as the man who, despite the honesty of his actions, is made to feel like the bad guy.
April 10, 2003
July 30, 2002
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