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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84% · 158 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.1/10 10 43290 43.3K


Top cast

Jason Patric as Nick Tellis
Ray Liotta as Henry Oak
Stacey Farber as Young Kathryn
Karen Robinson as Liz Detmer
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1 hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mikepwong 8 / 10

Poignant mystery thriller known for its bad cop plus bad cop pairing

Rating: 8 out of 10. Written and Directed by Joe Carnahan.

Narc is one of the best movies that I have seen in recent months, I rented it several weeks ago from the video store and caught most of it again just last week on a movie channel. This is a story of bad cop and bad cop working together, which is a relief to me since the good cop plus bad cop pairing is too over done. Joe Carnahan shows that he is an extremely talented writer and director.

I have found myself thinking back to this movie several times since seeing it. It has a unique quality and excellent style to it. It also does not hurt to have good writing and directing that was complimented with the great acting of Jason Patric and Ray Liotta.

Jason Patric is Nick Tellis, an undercover narcotics officer. The movie opens with Tellis chasing a drug dealer through backyards and into a park until the chase ends with a shooting, the suspect gets hit, but so does a pregnant woman that was a bystander. The next scene takes place over a year later, and Tellis is in a boardroom meeting with a police board of inquiry. We find out that the pregnant woman that got shot lost her unborn child and that Tellis has been on an administrative leave all this time for over a year. The board offers him a deal, which is to solve the murder of a slain undercover narcotics officer named Michael Calvess. If he solves this murder, he will be fully reinstated with a choice assignment. Tellis storms out of the meeting declining the offer. A police captain played by Chi McBride follows Tellis out the room and is able to convince Tellis to reconsider.

As Tellis starts to investigate the murder, he requests the help of Calvess' former partner Henry Oak played by Ray Liotta. Initially the police captain says that Oak is off limits to the Calvess case and mentions that Oak is unstable. Oak isn't just unstable, he is a brutal cop, and we see a few flashback scenes of Oak viciously beating up suspects. Police Internal Affairs is always on the look out to find Oak guilty of brutality or planting evidence or any of the violations of conduct that Oak is suspected of doing. What allows Oak to continue to roam around like a vigilante is his impressive work record, the majority of Oak's arrests end up with a conviction. Therefore, Tellis is able to get Oak back onto the case.

As we see Tellis and Oak investigate, we see some very unusual characters and a couple of twists to the storyline. Of course Oak is quite brutal and Tellis is okay with using police brutality at times but is sometimes surprised at Oak's actions and methods. The movie ends with some shocking revelations.

Narc was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. Which is not a surprise since this was a very good film.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 8 / 10

A Powerful and Tragic Police Story

Nick Tellis (Jason Patrick) is an undercover detective of narcotics in disgrace and expelled from the police force of Detroit due to a fatal failure in his assignment. He is invited to join the homicide police department to investigate the death of another undercover detective, Michael Calvess (Alan Van Sprang) who was brutally killed. He request the former partner of Michael, Henry R. Oak (Ray Liotta) to be his mate in the mission. Henry was Michael Calvess' best friend. However, his investigation and his lack of confidence in Henry will come up to cruel revelations about the case. Narc is a great, powerful and tragic police story. A great screenplay, supported by a nervous camera, deep dramatic situations and great performance of the cast. Jason Patrick repeats his role in `Rush' and Ray Liotta has a great performance as an efficient and tough (sometimes brutal) policeman. Fans of police movies with deep and dramatic content will certainly appreciate and enjoy this violent and tragic plot. My vote is eight.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

nice gritty cop drama

Detroit undercover cop Nick Tellis (Jason Patric) accidentally shoots a pregnant woman who subsequently loses her child during a violent takedown. He is dismissed but he's reinstated 18 months later to investigate the murder of rookie cop Michael Calvess. His wife wants him to do something else. Despite Captain Cheevers (Chi McBride)'s misgivings, Tellis gets Calvess' unstable partner Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) reinstated on the case.

This is a hard-boiled gritty cop drama. Both Patric and Liotta have that hard worn-down edge. It has the violent brutal sense of a dirty underground. It's a throwback to a 70s sensibility of a murky police investigation.

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