83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Narc is as cop movie as a cop movie can be.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What could have been a run-of-the- mill story becomes a superb policier in the hands of writerdirector Joe Carnahan.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
With such skilled filmmaking and committed acting on display, Narc is far more a score than a bust.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
An unusually vicious and unforgiving study of police corruption, Narc is a stylistic throwback to such classic 1970s cop dramas as "The French Connection" and "Serpico," with a 21st century helping of the old ultra-violence.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This may be the most uncompromisingly raw police drama since "Across 110th Street," starring Anthony Quinn and Yaphet Kotto.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The investigation itself must remain undescribed here. But its ending is a neat and ironic exercise in poetic justice.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Frustratingly, Carnahan barely trusts his storytelling to keep our attention long enough to get through a scene without some grisly cutaway -- a gun to the head, the writhing wounded.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Liotta's acting can't redeem senseless violence.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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