Overall Rank: 4379
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 71
Theatrical Release Date: 12/20/2002
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joe Carnahan
Actors: Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Alan C. Peterson, Lina Giornofelice, Dan Leis
Plot: With no significant leads a retired cop goes back to try and solve a narcotics sting mystery involving drugs and murder.
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/23/2011
A dark crime film without clearly defined good guys and bad guys. The grittiness and gray morality of the film may bother some people, but the film is directed with a kinetic energy that creates tension and thrills. Liotta and Patric have an odd partnership that is unique to watch.
TheWolf - wrote on 07/30/2007
This movie was decent. It was a very dark film that moved at an obscure pace. There are a lot of scenes that are just really twisted an they make the flow of the movie hard to follow. The biggest problem is that because the movie doesn't follow the normal rules of the standard crime / drama that most people have become accustomed to there are a lot of people that wrote this movie off as not being very good. Its good a good plot, but the execution is very different from what people are used to seeing.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/27/2011
A detective discharged after the accidental shooting of a pregnant bystander is partnered with a veteran detective with a reputation for excessive force to track down the killers who murdered an undercover cop. In the highly overpopulated genre of the cop thriller, Narc is neither the most original or most action packed, but what it does strongly is in the details. Carnahan is obviously influenced by the gritty cop dramas of the 1970s, particularly the likes of Serpico and The French Connection and the result is a believable character study of the men trapped in the grimy world they are trying to bring to justice. It features dialogue that's not exactly high art, but always rings true (even in the unsentimental domestic drama involving Patric and his wife) which combined with the solid …
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