Dark Blue
Dark Blue (2003)

In America, the police are sworn to uphold the law and protect the innocent. But on the streets, it's everyone for themselves--and the streets are where policeman Eldon Perry honed his craft. Perry is a veteran cop in Los Angeles, one… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kurt Russell gives a good performance. Too bad there's nothing here that you haven't seen before.

James Berardinelli

Russell is the reason to go to the theater. He will continue to hold your attention when things around him -- like the storyline -- lose steam and credibility.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Harrowing and compulsively watchable morality play.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Violent police detective teaches his partner.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Well worth recommending.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The movie ends not with a bang but a wimp.

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Rob Gonsalves

Russell fans, take note: This is probably the strongest work he's done in movies.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Fails to make the grade as either a gritty crime drama or an intriguing piece of historical relevance.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Until it dissolves into conventional melodrama during a climactic fracas, this fast-paced story is never less than watchable.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Using the real-life Rodney King mess as a backdrop is pretty tawdry exploitation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Though the two of them are as different as chalk and cheese, this movie reminded of 'Training Day'. Kurt Russell excels in the role of a ruthless NYPD… More
Dean McKenna
Fine police drama of the case appears to be a typical shoot-and-lot until elite cop-unit detectives are assigned to investigate and their white boss and the… More
Conner Rainwater
Great neo-noir epic about crooked cops. Kurt Russell was great as always and really played with a different kind of role. The style of the film was truly… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Det. Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr.: [to Maniac] You really think this bullet gives a shit how tough you are, big guy? This is a very decent cop movie made better by the… More
Al S
A gripping, riveting and electrifying police thriller. An endlessly compelling and dazzeling film. Kurt Russel gives the performance of his career. If the film… More
Dann Michalski
Dealing with dark themes and controversial issues, Dark Blue is a dower and murky film that tries for too much. The story follows a corrupt unit of the LAPD… More

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