When compared to the admittedly few recent Romanian films that I've seen, the latest acclaim magnet -- Police, Adjective -- is every bit as willfully, woefully mundane as the others, obscuring with a numbing layer of realism some intriguing points about the intersection between black-and-white semantics and gray areas of morality.

How does one define justice or the law? More importantly, at what point does one differentiate between convincing filmmaking and compelling filmmaking? Because while Police, Adjective is certainly a feasible procedural, down to the details, its dedication to being just that prevents it from having much of an impact.
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