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Police, Adjective

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Young detective Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is pursuing drug peddlers in post-Communist Romania. When he's assigned to bust a group of pot-smoking teenagers because of one boy's testimony, he believes the witness is setting up his friend Victor (Radu Costin), who would never place the blame where it belongs: on his brother. Unwilling to pursue Victor, Cristi tries to scrap the case, jeopardizing his career in the process and fueling the suspicions of his superiors.

Cast: Dragos Bucur , Vlad Ivanov , Irina Saulescu , Ion Stoica , Marian Ghenea , Cosmin Selesi , George Remes , Dan Cogalniceanu

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Police, Adjective (2009)

Release Date: December 23rd, 2008|1 hr. 50 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Director Corneliu Porumboiu ("12:08 East to Bucharest"), with his deadpan style and probing intelligence, is someone to keep an eye on. Using a minimalist style, and possessing the courage to risk alienating his viewers, he has created a movie full of resonance. show more

  • The movie comes on like a put-on--next to nothing happens for an excruciatingly long time--and ends as a fascinating dialectic between following one's conscience or following the law. show more

  • This cunning and provocative Romanian film requires patience, but its rewards are many: It's hard to imagine how a scene in which a police captain barks an order to bring him a dictionary can be loaded with suspense, but, really, it is. show more

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  • March 22, 2010 mshanley08
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    I understand what the director was trying to do. I understand all of it. But it doesn't make it good. Maybe if I was a pretentious critic who likes this movie because it is foreign and under the radar. This movie had no conflict and watching a man stand around and eat his dinner isn't making a *************** called bad filmmaking. Anyone who in their right mind would not find this movie entertaining. Nothing happens the whole movie and I'm not exaggerating. It's hands down the most boring movie I've ever seen. Nobody should see this and Romania should not be allowed to make movies ever again.

  • February 18, 2010 sparelaxing
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    Vcmdre..I only wish I had read your review before I went. I don't believe there is a movie out there that is this bad.

  • February 01, 2010 vcmdre
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    "Thrilling"? Is watching paint dry compelling? "The power of visuals" ? More like the force of ambiem. I want my 2 hours and money back. Really, bad. Save yourself!

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