Fort Apache, the Bronx
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

Paul Newman stars as an essentially decent cop patrolling that decimated, drug-and-gang-ridden borough known on the city maps as the Bronx, but known to its denizens as "Fort Apache". While Newman tries to hold on to his basic… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: November 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Too bad the pic had such an ugly and forgettable story.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Fort Apache, the Bronx portrays the men in blue as neither Galahads nor roughnecks but as ordinary human beings who try to cope in a pressure-cooker.

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Chuck O'Leary

A realistic, colorful and always interesting study of a veteran police office (Newman) and his a rookie partner (Wahl) patrolling the rough streets of the South Bronx. Asner is memorable as their gung-ho new commander.

Brian Mckay

A cliched but thoroughly watchable cop movie, thanks to Newman's acting chops.

Scott Weinberg

Overlooked hard-boiled cop story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
It may have been released in 1981, but this film sure has the look, feel, and sounds of the 1970s all over, and that's just fine by me. This is a gritty,… More
Danny Rovira
A controversial and powerful drama starring Paul Newman in a performance that is nothing short of brilliant, he plays a tough, tired veteran Police Officer on… More
Randy Tippy
Cynical but entertaining police drama where the real villain is 70's New York.
Barry Lappin
Superb and very powerful
Chris Garman
Paul Newman stars as a burned out cop in the neighborhood from hell in this police film that is an over the top look at typical patrol officers. Fort Apache,… More