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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best thriller of the early nineties
Perhaps there are people who look at this film and think, "Oh no, Richard Gere!" This movie will defy your expectations. Gere has never been better - his portrayal of corrupt cop Denis Peck is the backbone of this excellent thriller. Peck moves easily from accepting backhanders to developing a nice sideline in contract killing, all the while trumpeting the values of a...
Published on 14 Oct 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Richard Gere
Bought for my friend, supposed to be a good film although i have not seen it myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best thriller of the early nineties, 14 Oct 2002
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Perhaps there are people who look at this film and think, "Oh no, Richard Gere!" This movie will defy your expectations. Gere has never been better - his portrayal of corrupt cop Denis Peck is the backbone of this excellent thriller. Peck moves easily from accepting backhanders to developing a nice sideline in contract killing, all the while trumpeting the values of a family man. It is Gere's skill to play with both sides of this monster, but he is not alone in acting ability. Take a look a the scene where Andy Garcia as Raymond Avilar is introduced to Internal Affairs by his new boss - Garcia doesn't say a word, but his intense disgust at his boss's corporate doublespeak is conveyed by a single, piercing look. Laurie Metcalfe, as Garcia's new partner, also gives a measured performance that works to accentuate the differences between Peck and Avilar.
In all, this criminally overlooked film should be a must-see for anyone who relishes well-acted, well-crafted entertainment.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How Good Is Gere, 31 Jan 2009
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G. R. Donaldson (Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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Mike Figgis shows us in Internal Affairs how to make the best of Richard Gere. Internal Affairs looks excellent on DVD. As for the disc all there is, is a chapter index and a scene selection option. However dont be put of. In this Gere simply oozes meace as he prowls his scenes alternating between glib,manipulative,loving and murderous. His palpable charm flows as he woos and intimidates his way through this often forgotten nineties gem. He is matched by a stellar performance from Andy Garcia whose character morphs from smooth career cop to tetchy, manic, jealous husband. Perhaps a bit to quickly for my liking.Its a struggle to think of a better Gere performance than this. Some poor choices of roles has seen his star dim over the years but if you want to see him at his best, give this film a look.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garcia and Gere at their very best., 22 Mar 2001
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This review is from: Internal Affairs [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Gere plays a crooked, manipulative, corrupt, womanising veteran police officer (Dennis Peck). Garcia (Raymond Avilla) is an internal affairs officer who finds himself investigating Gere (Dennis Peck) after the death of a police officer. Dennis Peck retaliates by persuading the innocent Mrs. Avilla to meet him for lunch (on the pretext that he is worried about her husband's workload) knowing he is being tailed by Raymond. This leads to an explosive and violent meeting between both cops and puts an even greater strain on the already fragile Avilla marriage.
With actors of the calibre of Garcia and Gere, it must have been difficult for the rest of the cast to establish a presence, but Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne's sister) who plays Raymond Avilla's partner, and William Baldwin (playing Peck's partner) are certainly worth a mention.
Expertly directed by Mike Figgis, Garcia, as always, shines through, but Richard Gere is outstanding - this has to be his finest ever performance.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Richard Gere, 11 July 2014
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Bought for my friend, supposed to be a good film although i have not seen it myself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quality cop thriller, 26 Jun 2014
Internal Affairs is a really good slice of early 90's crime fiction, carried by excellent performances from Richard Gere and Andy Garcia.

Gere plays Dennis Peck, a dirty cop who's being investigated by Raymond Avilla an IA agent played by Garcia. Both men have rarely been better than they are here - Gere as the bad guy and Garcia as the supposed good guy who finds himself drawn into morally murky territory as his opponent starts to get under his skin.

Its all very well put together and there's strong support from Laurie Metcalf, NancyTravis and William Baldwin. If you like Serpico or Training Day or films of that ilk then you should find much to like here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film, 4 Nov 2013
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Richard Gere never makes a bad film and has a knack of playing a good guy or bad guy with equal affect. You take a dislike to him in this film as a corrupt police officer with deverstating consequences for anyone who crosses him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Richard Gere 1990, 21 Oct 2013
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Vaclav Smerda "vs3" (Singapore) - See all my reviews
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This movie shows Richard Gere in a completely different way than what most people would probably expect. He is actually a very versatile actor and in this movie he's showing his ability to play darker characters, characters that you kind of like although you know you really shouldn't. There is nothing his character does that people should like: he's corrupt, he's disloyal, he's violent. He's being chased by Internal Affairs detective who is however no better in terms of his own style.

There are couple of great things about this movie. Firstly, the plot is pretty strong. The performances of Richard Gere and Andy Garcia are excellent. The flow is great, I couldn't stop watching it, it keeps you engaged throughout the movie.

I would recommend this movie to everybody who wants to see Richard Gere as an actor and not as a "stereotype". If you like "cop movies" from the 90s and thrillers, you will like this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Internal Affairs, 18 Sep 2012
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Well worth watching. Gere and Garcia both turn in outstanding performances. Slick direction from Mike Figgis with a plot that twists and turns. It was probably this film rather than Pretty Woman that put Gere back in spotlight after period in doldrums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5th Gere, 27 Aug 2010
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Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, in a taut police corruption thriller. Gere will stop at nothing to get his own way, Wives, colleagues, friends all suffer at the hands of Gere the sociopath
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5.0 out of 5 stars one for the collection, 11 Jun 2009
This is the finest performance I have seen so far from Richard Gear throughout his movie career. You will be hooked from start to finish. supporting roles are from Andy Garcia, William Baldwin & Nancy travis: They are all excelent!!!-Gear is the corrupt cop who is brought down by internal affairs investigator Andy Garcia: Garcia is good, but risks his marrage, his career & even his sanity to bring Gear to justice!
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