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‘Narc’ Film Review

Mark Tregoweth
Mark Tregoweth

Exhausted is how you’re going to feel at the end of this film.

It starts with an opening sequence shot with a shaky hand held camera, leaving you short of breath, dizzy and on the edge of your seat.

Narc stars Jason Patric as Nick Tellis a US narcotics officer involved in a drug deal that goes wrong and sees him suspended from his job.

The film begins 18 months later when he’s called back to duty to assist in tracking a cop killer down.

Throughout the film Tellis is at odds with his life, wanting the security of the job for his family but knowing that doing the job will ruin his marriage.

Ray Liota plays his partner in the film, a cop wanting to find his dead partners killers.  Liota gives an incredible performance making the audience frequently guess whether he should be loved or hated for his actions.

The movie was shot on a small budget and relies on a strong story with many twists and turns not special effects to make it work.

There is blood, fighting, chases, but there is also long stretches of character development and a story that keeps you guessing right to the end.

Narc’s R18 rating may put a lot of people off seeing this film, which is a shame.  Sure there is violence and bad language but funnily enough not as much as you might expect.

If you enjoy sitting down and watching a good story unfold in front of you then this would be one film to watch.


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