Jason Patric and Ray Liotta deliver edgy, driven performances in this compelling crime drama. Nick Tellis (Patric) is a suspended narcotics officer recruited to investigate the murder of Michael Calvess, a rookie cop killed under mysterious circumstances.
Tellis is teamed with Calvess's partner, Henry Oak (Liotta), a hot-tempered renegade who'll stop at nothing to avenge his friend's death. As Tellis and Oak follow a shadowy trail through the seamy drug underworld, the lines start to blur – between right and wrong, good and evil, and justice and revenge.
- " The stylish conviction of Carnahan and his never-better leads make this familiar yarn worth caring about. " – Michael Dequina
- " Joe Carnahan's Narc is familiar stuff, but it is bracingly effective. There hasn't been a cop and robbers film this cold and harsh since the 1970's. " – Sara Michelle Fetters
- " A showcase for two talented actors and [Joe] Carnahan's technical wizardry, Narc is welcome entry in a tired genre. " – Greg Maki