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Internal Affairs

By Corrina Antrobus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent corrupt cop drama has language, murder, sex, nudity.

Movie R 1990 115 minutes
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For its time, this 1990 film cut through the noise of a swarm of cop dramas and was received favorably by critics and the box office. Internal Affairs capitalized on the sturdy talent and sizzling sex appeal of Gere who had already made a name for himself with the likes of American Gigolo and An Officer and a Gentleman. However, time has corroded the credentials of this movie. You would hope today's lens would be more scrupulous on portrayals of women and people of color, and more original in its stylistic choices, which now look like a roll call of cliches.

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