Prince of the City - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 21, 2011
Directs another Serpico, but with improvements.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2007
While there is still much to like in the's a long, winding haul to the finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
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.
January 30, 2002
One of 1980's most value-laden and riveting films offers a compelling portrait of crime and punishment and all the stops in between.
January 29, 2002
Prince of the City features a whole variety of different acting talents, each of them shining in small, but effective roles.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
June 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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