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Raw Nerve

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Van Peebles chews the Gotham scenery as a dirty cop who drags his klepto girlfriend (Sheridan, on soft-core autopilot) into a bloody cover-up. This nonsensical yet predictable noir fancies itself a character study. Unfortunately, Van Peebles makes for a garden-variety baddie, and we’re left to ponder the film’s loopier details — like, what’s up with his weird groin spasms? D