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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The acting, camera work and writing are all crude and amateurish, even by the standards of student films. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The script recycles clichés that go back to 1937'S "Dead End," the performances are one-note, and the whole thing has the flat, bright look of a TV cop show. show more

  • 30
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A hackneyed police story, rife with clichés, implausibilities, and weak performances. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Ends up about as exotic as a straight-to-cable potboiler. show more

  • 40
    L.A. Weekly

    Excels at suspense and atmosphere, despite the garden-variety plot and an unintentionally hilarious - credit sequence . show more

  • 40
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Main lure is what feels like a very authentic visual sense of the nontourist side of Kingston, where the ambience of zinc-walled shacks wallpapered with old newspapers is captured by cinematographer Richard Lannaman. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Cop is an energetic portrayal of mean-street ghetto life. show more

  • 20
    Ernest Hardy

    It's little more than a loose assemblage of Hollywood action movie formulas: "Dirty Harry" and assorted cop/buddy flicks are the clear models for the movie. show more

  • 20
    Dana Stevens The New York Times

    Shot in smeary video, it sports the static, by-the-book camera work of a daytime soap-opera. show more

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