Saturday, March 21, 2015

Film Review - Internal Affairs (1990)

Internal Affairs stars Richard Gere as Dennis Peck a cop who is seen by the Internal Affairs department to be dirty and Raymond Avila (Andy Garcia) is determined to get to the bottom of it.

This was a very boring thriller to sit through but it is well performed with Garcia excellently anchoring the film in both his quiet and more temperamental moments, Nancy Travis also turns in a good performance and I liked seeing Richard Bradford from the Untouchables in a small role also plus the film has some excellent cinematography by veteran John Alonso with dark grainy scenes at night and bold colours really leaving an impression on me.

But by goodness did this film despite its 2 hour length just drag on and on and on as it went along and while I normally like Gere I just found it very hard to buy him as a villain in this film plus the events get more and more predictable as they go on and I just kept going "that's gonna happen, that's gonna happen, that's gonna happen" and sure enough they all did and as a result I ended up caring even less about what happened.

And so that was Internal Affairs where good performances and cinematography could not save a boring and predictable thriller, 1 out of 5.

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