• Narc (2003)


Release Date: January 10th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2003

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Tells the dark story of suspended undercover narcotics officer, Nick Tellis (Jason Patric), who is reluctantly drawn back onto the force to find the truth behind the murder of a young police officer killed in the line of duty. He is teamed with Henry Oak (Ray Liotta), the slain officer's partner, a rogue cop who will stop at nothing to avenge his friend's death. As Tellis and Oak unravel the case, the dark underbelly of the narcotics world reveals itself in surprising ways.

Cast: Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, Chi McBride, Busta Rhymes, Anne Openshaw, Richard Chevolleau, John Ortiz, Bishop Brigante

Director: Joe Carnahan

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Gritty , Revenge , Dark , 2000s , Murder , Deception , Rescue , Suspenseful , Pursuit , Police station , Wife , Police officer , Hospital

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling 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

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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