Internal Affairs
Internal Affairs (1990)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 12, 1990
DVD Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

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.

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Time Out

Dark, dangerous and disturbing.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

A lurid, lightweight throw-together of cheap psycho-thrills which tries to dress itself up as something more substantial.

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Variety Staff

Figgis never lets the pace slow long enough to expose the story's thinness despite, in retrospect, a moderate amount of action.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Internal Affairs is, for the dim movie season that is traditionally January, an unusually bright light.


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.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

[A] cliched catchall, which wastes a fine cast.

TV Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Great reviews however found it to be an uninspiring suspense drama making me feel nothing but boredom!
Khris N
Ahhh, the infamous Internal Affairs. The 1990's, with bad hair, fashion and shameless sex. XD!! Well, it is a classic in my opinion. Two of the coolest… More
"Richard Gere as Dennis Peck shows how well he can go from playing a good guy who trys to save the day, to this character who is a creepy creeper who makes… More
Dean McKenna
This film is so brutal, sexually charged thriller. The unrelenting tension mounts as the pursuit of justice becomes a very personal vendetta.
♥Robyn M♥
Internal Affairs is a nasty little suspense thriller!!!and it was hard to see Richard Gere playing such an evil person..
xGary Xx
This cop thriller revolving around corrupt officer Richard Gere was lauded over at the time, but Gere is badly miscast at the borderline psychotic peeler and… More