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In this glossy L.A. crime drama by Mike Figgis, Andy Garcia stars as Sgt. Raymond Avila, a cop who just joined the Internal Affairs division of the L.A.P.D. An investigation into police corruption has led Avila and his partner, Sgt. Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf), to Officer Dennis Peck (Richard Gere). Avila suspects something about Peck from the beginning; his influence and dominance over others seems to extend further than the reach of his badge. When officers who wish to testify against Peck start dying, the depth of his corruption becomes increasingly clear; at his disposal, he has an army… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gere is hypnotic, writer Henry Bean's construction is entertainingly intricate, and director Mike Figgis knows how to turn on a subtle, authentic erotic heat."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Dark, dangerous and disturbing."
‑ , Time Out
"A lurid, lightweight throw-together of cheap psycho-thrills which tries to dress itself up as something more substantial."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
"A tense, memorable motion picture...Gere is at the top of his game"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"[An] entertaining film that didn't deserve to sink into oblivion."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Figgis never lets the pace slow long enough to expose the story's thinness despite, in retrospect, a moderate amount of action."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Internal Affairs is, for the dim movie season that is traditionally January, an unusually bright light."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The conflict between Gere and Garcia is what carries the movie; deep beneath the macho brutality there's an almost homoerotic tint to their relationship. It makes for compelling stuff."
‑ , Film4
"A very, very good thriller."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Internal Affairs delivers what it promises, and perhaps a little more. There's less action but more menace, and the pulse quickens as the plot drives relentlessly toward a conclusion that, in retrospect, can be seen as inevitable."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"[A] cliched catchall, which wastes a fine cast."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Yet another goofy credit in Gere's already overloaded resume of embarrassment -- although some may consider this one of those movies that's so silly it's good."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Internal Affairs is all stylish visuals and no substance whatsoever. That may be an attempt to hide the silliness of Henry Bean's first-time screenplay, but it doesn't work."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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