Narc (2002)

Nick Tellis is a recovering drug addict. But staying clean is not so easy for this Detroit narcotics officer when the police department reinstates him in order to investigate an elusive 'narc' squad homicide. After a rookie cop is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jason Patric and Ray Liotta are electrifying in this gritty, if a little too familiar, cop drama.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As a director Carnahan definitely has the goods... Unfortunately the script is your basic renegade-cop narrative, with the usual hoo-ha about justice versus the law.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A well-sustained allegory-cum-cop drama.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

doesn't illuminate the world of the undercover agent or bring anything new to the table

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Time Out

If Carnahan keeps wrenching this material back an inch or two from cliché, it's only an inch or two.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a stunner that sadly grows tiresome at the end.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Intense cop movie for adults.

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

A chokehold of a movie, grabbing us but not ultimately engaging us.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Jason Patric and Ray Liotta make for one splendidly cast pair.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the best films of 2002...

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Eric S
Brilliant film about an undercover narcotics officer in Detroit who is brought back into a murder case of a fellow policeman after he is suspended from the… More
Dan Schultz
A riveting, pulse-pounding story concerning a disturbed cop (Jason Patric) needing a rebound case to find his way back in to the good graces of the force after… More
xGary Xx
A detective discharged after the accidental shooting of a pregnant bystander is partnered with a veteran detective with a reputation for excessive force to… More
Thomas Bowler
Gritty and hard hitting but not the most original plot line with a fantastic performance from Ray Liotta. Full review later.
Tim Salmons
One of the best hard-nosed cop dramas of recent memory. I know it's not exactly original but I was riveted the entire time I was watching it. Jason Patric… More
familiar stranger
A well made, well paced & well acted thriller that's a bit flawed in its telling.