By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:58 AM EDT
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  • Movie

This terrific corrupt-cop drama is, shockingly, about something that matters — institutional racism — rather than an exercise in plot reversals. Kurt Russell is superb as an LAPD veteran who’s used to rule bending, favor trading, and the casual bigotry of the job; Scott Speedman plays his young partner, who isn’t. Set against a backdrop of the Rodney King cop trial, verdict, and aftermath of riots, Ron Shelton’s movie is about something bigger than itself, and every performance rises to meet higher expectations.

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • R
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  • 118 minutes
director
  • Ron Shelton

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