Sidney Lumet’s police movie, Q&A is an epic portrait of an urban-bureaucratic nightmare. It’s about a criminal-justice system so saturated with cronyism and rancor that it’s beginning to strangle itself. Nick Nolte gives a performance of enormous brilliance as Mike Brennan, a treacherous NYPD rogue at the heart of a homicide cover-up. The movie has flaws, but it’s a complex vision of urban racism and corruption — Lumet’s darkest, most labyrinthine drama yet. A-
Q&A Sidney Lumet's police movie, Q&A is an epic portrait of an urban-bureaucratic nightmare. It's about a criminal-justice system so...Q&ADrama, Mystery and ThrillerR Sidney Lumet's police movie, Q&A is an epic portrait of an urban-bureaucratic nightmare. It's about a criminal-justice system so...1990-10-05
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sidney Lumet, Nick Nolte; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: R
Posted October 5 1990 — 12:00 AM EDT
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