is the well thought creation of Writer/Director
Joe Carnahan and is inspired by a mid-1970’s
murder in Texas of a police officer. The
movie stars veteran actors Jason Patric
and Ray Liotta. Liotta also co-produced
the project amid a host of financial troubles.
The film is set in the gritty automotive
wasteland of Detroit and captures the
scene via dark photography and realness
in the script writing.
Patric plays police officer Nick Tellis
a narcotics detective and recent family
man who is struggling with his job and
the line between that and responsibility
to family. Recently suspended after an
incident that begins the movie in startling
fashion, Tellis is pulled into a case
of a fallen police officer, Michael Calvass,
who was killed in suspicious fashion.
The name is Tommy Vercetti, Punk!
He is partnered with the fallen officers’ partner
Henry Oak played by Liotta who is hell
bent on finding the killers and avenging
his death. Whether it is on or off police
The next 90 plus minutes takes you on
an exciting investigating path. That
ends very unexpectedly and will leave
you saying: “that was crazy”.
With appearances by Busta Rhymes and
Chi McBride of Boston Public fame Narc,
takes a great view of life in between
the lines as a police officer when what
is fair isn’t right and justice
doesn’t always come with legal resolutions.
Action packed with definite moments of
violence and gore, Narc is also a witty
film with plenty of moments that will
make you rewind or skip back to some scenes
Wooohaa I got You in check!
Always a fan of Liotta, He makes sure
not to disappoint as he puts forth one
of his best performances as the dedicated
but bitter officer Oak, who has seen
the ways of the street and the administration
and is willing to take justice in his
hands if the proper authorities aren’t.
Liotta is believable cause of the stress
seen when delivering his lines, his physical
stature and his belief in the story.
Patric as Tellis is complex. In the
story Tellis is faced family problems
and his love for finding the truth. While
trying to be safe for his responsibilities,
Tellis has to find out the truth for
the sake of his future and to further
shed light on his past. Patric does a
great job of delving into both sides
of the coin and looks to build on a successful
Overall the movies featured great photography,
some innovative filmmaking techniques
and great mystery, plenty of shoot-up
action and great acting from a limited
cast. In a Hollywood where millions are
being spent on scenes, this movie uses
make due techniques and makes them not
only suffice but shine to the point you
wouldn’t know the difference.
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One of the best scenes happens when
Oak and Tellis have a mini shootout with
two drug dealers who are involved with
case and eventually corners the two suspects
and torture them to the “truth”.
Full of action, Narc is an interesting
from the beginning to the last scene
with little let down.
I’ll give it 4 and one-half globes.
The only holding it back from being
a must have is the lack of development
of the family issues during the film.
It comes into play later in the film
and if you took a break in thinking
you might miss the correlation. In
the end, Narc is a great film to watch
for great acting, direction from a
focused and visual guy in Carnahan
and a dynamic story line that happens
more than you think with a political
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