McCanick (2014)

When narcotics detective Eugene "Mack" McCanick (David Morse) discovers that Simon Weeks (Cory Monteith) has been released from prison, he instigates a brutal manhunt, without permission from the Chief of Police (Ciaran Hinds).… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 21, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The premise that bruised feelings can get blown so far out of proportion and propel a veteran cop to risk his reputation and jettison his entire career is simply preposterous.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The only reason to suffer through a grim wack job called McCanick is to see the late Cory Monteith in his last film role.

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Stephen Silver

A completely by-the-numbers, cliched cop story for its first two thirds, before pivoting to an ending that's shocking but also totally indefensible.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The dour "McCanick" banks way too much on what it is not telling us, making for a movie that thinks it's being cryptically suspenseful but is really just annoying.

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

[A] numbingly inert series of dirty-cop clichés that abruptly builds to an ephemerally poignant climax.

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Nikola Grozdanovic
The Playlist

McCanick may have worked as Chief Wiggum's favorite film in The Simpsons, but as a feature film in the real world it fails to convince, and succeeds only in frustrating.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

It's a shame the script doesn't offer anything beyond loose-cannon-cop cliches.

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Andrew Barker

A fine performance by Cory Monteith isn't enough to salvage this drably derivative, infuriatingly improbable police drama.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A ho-hum B-movie with an A-list cast. Besides the solid performances, it offers nothing else to hold your interest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Todd Smith
On the surface, McCanick is a simple story of a cop going after an ex-con who he has a history with. As the film progresses, the lines begin to blur, leaving… More