A burned-out undercover narcotics detective (Jason Patric) teams with a loose-cannon lieutenant (Ray Liotta) to reopen the investigation of another cop’s murder in Narc – and there probably hasn’t been a more brutal bending of police procedures since Gene Hackman created the template in ”The French Connection.” Wallowing in Detroit’s squalid depths, they confront some pretty scummy lowlifes, but it’s when they’re battling their own demons that writer-director Joe Carnahan’s raw, messy, violent thriller gets truly dark – and ultimately devastating. EXTRAS Carnahan and editor John Gilroy contribute an anecdotally informative (and genuinely funny) commentary; four short docs, including an interview with ”French Connection” director William Friedkin, are equally informative, if less laugh-filled.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Jason Patric, Busta Rhymes; Director: Joe Carnahan; Author: Joe Carnahan; Producer (person): Tom Cruise; Runtime (in minutes): 1; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted June 20 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Disney eyes live-action 'Prince Charming'
- Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend lands own Beats 1 Radio show
- 'Sesame Street': Sonia 'Maria' Manzano's 7 favorites
- 'Hannibal': No go at Netflix, Amazon
- Caitlyn Jenner gives empowering talk in new 'I Am Cait' trailer
- Michael Eisner clarifies comment that beautiful, funny women are 'impossible to find'
- Sluggish Fourth of July box office no picnic for Hollywood
- Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike XXL' leads our quip picks
- Reel-to-real couples: 12 relationships on-screen and off
- 'Back to the Future' turns 30: See the cast, then and now
- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 6 EW exclusive photos
- Comic-Con 2015 preview: 10 panels we can't wait to see
- Kendall Jenner, Liv Tyler, Jessie J & More!