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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A no-bull throwback to 1970s action films. It zips along with B-movie verve while adding the rich details and go-for-broke acting that heralds something special. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Liotta's acting can't redeem senseless violence. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This may be the most uncompromisingly raw police drama since "Across 110th Street," starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Patric and Liotta get the chance to do some heavy riffing on themes of honor, sacrifice, selling out and self-destructing, and the bleak, smeared world of drugs and violence is brought to the fore with feverish style. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    What could have been a run-of-the- mill story becomes a superb policier in the hands of writerdirector Joe Carnahan. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The investigation itself must remain undescribed here. But its ending is a neat and ironic exercise in poetic justice. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    With such skilled filmmaking and committed acting on display, Narc is far more a score than a bust. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    An unusually vicious and unforgiving study of police corruption, Narc is a stylistic throwback to such classic 1970s cop dramas as "The French Connection" and "Serpico," with a 21st century helping of the old ultra-violence. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Makes "Training Day" -- which was admittedly pretty tough -- seem like a Disney cartoon by comparison. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Without a hint of regret, the filmmaker freely borrows from such diverse sources as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, and the TV program "C.S.I." show more

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