By Sean Howe
May 18, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Prince of the City

B+
type
  • Movie
Genre

Sidney Lumet’s film about Robert Leuci — a real-life narcotics detective caught in a web of intra-force betrayal — dispenses with backstories, motivations, and real names. What remains is nearly three hours of disorientation and paranoia, accented by Method-y monologue outbursts that quickly disappear into a vacuum of overwhelming loneliness. Despite more than 100 speaking parts, Treat Williams’ Leuci seems to float through Prince of the City in solitude. EXTRAS In a stellar making-of, Lumet discusses the movie’s complex visual strategies. B+

Prince of the City

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 167 minutes
director
  • Sidney Lumet
Performers
  • Treat Williams
Studio
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