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NARC

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Narc

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
1 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/20/02
performer:
Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Jason Patric, Busta Rhymes
director:
Joe Carnahan
Producer:
Tom Cruise
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
Joe Carnahan
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B+

It’s as cop movie as a cop movie can be, yet this gritty, propulsive B movie pursues its own line of inquiry with an energy — and a tolerance for moral limbo — that sets it apart from the rest of the squad right from the jolting opening chase sequence. Ray Liotta (a wonder recently risen from the underworld of bad roles in bad movies) and Jason Patric play Samuel Beckett-worthy narcotics-division partners with blazing skill.