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Saw Narc last night, and absolutely loved it!
Narc was a wonderful film. I was literally whiteknuckling the seat at the end. I might even argue that this is the greatest cop movie I have ever seen. It was total, visceral energy: no subplots, no comic relief, no let-you-off-the-hook wind-down at the end.
Definetely a VERY underrated movie.
08-30-2003, 03:32 PM
Hmmmm, have'nt seen it yet, but yeah it looks good.
08-30-2003, 03:38 PM
ray liotta at his finest.
I loved Ray Liotta (he should have been nominated), but I still prefer his finest to be "Goodfellas"
08-31-2003, 11:41 PM
Hey..it's good to see there are people out there that appreciate films like "Narc"....I am sick of these "EYE CANDY" movies that are filled with special effects and have no substance...Narc had a great ending...I am glad they didn't end with the "good-cop, bad cop" theme...instead they threw something at you totally different...great film all around....I also feel that Jason Patric is an underrated actor....check out a war film with him called "The Beast"....great flick!!!
08-31-2003, 11:44 PM
I forgot all about this movie until I read this thread. I've been meaning to see this movie since it was in theaters but never got around to it.
09-01-2003, 12:58 AM
Yes it is a good film.
09-01-2003, 04:17 AM
Released a while ago in the US, this one has just been released in Oz this month. I was lucky enough to catch a screening and all I can say is WOW. The best cop film since HEAT and definetly on par with classic's like Friedkin's FRENCH CONNECTION and Lumet's SERPICO.
NARC packs one hell of a punch as it paints a gritty picture of life on the fringes of the force. Immersive cinematography really puts you in the thick of it and the score creates an atmosphere of tension and mystery. Stylish and inventive visuals force the viewer to constantly evaluate each scene and its repocussions on what we know.
Right from the in your face opening Director Joe Cohan (COPLAND) sets the bar high in terms of violence and realism. The story is not that new, but the charecters are so rich and detailed it doesnt need to be. With an air of absolute authenticity and attention to believability the film is almost feels like adocumentary at times. (Much like its obvious inspiration THE FRENCH CONECTION)
A cop has been murdered and his partner is out for blood. he gets teamed with a troubled officer and together they must solve the crime. Thankfully the script is completly organic and in order to follow the plot you must listen to everything being said. The peripherals of the story add a lot to the film and in the end it is essentially a charecter study of life as an undercover agent. No stone is left unturned as we see the risks taken, the temptations both finacial and chemical and the unspoken trust that has to exist when you are in deep.
Jason Patric (RUSH) delivers yet another stellar perfromance (IMO Oscar worthy), we believe him as a cop and he obviously immersed himself in the role. Ray Liotta to brings much more to the role than just being the cliched angry cop. His performance has a subtle side and really creates a well rounded charecter that we can realte to in extraordinary situations. The rest of teh supporting cast dont let the side down and every charecter is both memeorable, believable and important to teh story as a whole.
Well I think Ive praised this one enough for one day. All you fans of good gritty cop dramas, this is absolute must see entertainment.
Great review Ronin. I absolutely share your points.
Makes me wanna hate the oscars more
09-01-2003, 07:25 PM
Excellent movie, a few weeks ago there was a thread about this so there are others who liked this film.
09-01-2003, 08:10 PM
I forgot all about NARC too until about 2 weeks ago. I went to Blockbuster, rented it, and liked it. The end caught me off guard, but I absolutely ate up Ray Liotta's performance. That was in deed Ray Liotta at his best.
I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of cop dramas.
09-02-2003, 04:02 PM
I also saw NARC. it was INCREDIBLE. Very intense and very gripping. Jason Patric and Ray Liotta is perfect together. The film was shown in theatres, but only for a short while. I got to rent it out a while ago and I was blown away. I am never really into cop/crime movies, but this film is different. It's a great change since this movie was almost going to be independant, I'm glad that Paramount picked this up and gave it the attention that it needed, fot the time it did have. I recommend everyone to see this with EXCELLENT prformances by Patric and Liotta. 5/5!!!!
09-02-2003, 04:13 PM
Thank Tom Cruise for that... saving out of the dump and getting paramount to buy it
09-02-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by creamy
Thank Tom Cruise for that... saving out of the dump and getting paramount to buy it Thanks Tom Cruise:)
09-03-2003, 12:29 AM
I loved Narc. Great performances and story all around.
09-04-2003, 06:38 PM
It was an intense screaming bout but not much more. It screams tomes about the troubles and problems of being in such grueling and unstable work but the screams are all redundant. Its a text book cop film only with style. Its gritty, hot-tempered, and real but full of the same old cliches. That this type of cop can never hold down a family and has anger and stress problems, that the desk workers just dont uderstand the work and are too uptight, and the film has one of those crazy cop who beats everyone. It presented an interesting idea about undercover cops and their struggle with not becoming junkies themselves. But this was hardly explored compared to the other overdone ideas. The film was entertaining. It gripped me and locked me in during it's last half but was too unoriginal to get anything higher than a 7/10.
09-04-2003, 06:50 PM
I thought this movie was crap...it put me to sleep..
09-10-2003, 08:57 PM
I've seen it twice, it's good, nothing special about it though.
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