3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Five Star Average Is Criminal,
This review is from: Internal Affairs  [DVD] (DVD)
Why all the glowing praise for this grotty, ugly, ill-conceived flop? Under Mike Figgis' insipid direction, the whole sorry mess just limps along with all the vigour of an arthritic slug. Every female role here has been disastrously written, from the almost monosyllabic cop to the various officers' wives who exist simply to get abused and humiliated. Mediocre leading man Andy Garcia shouts alot as usual, Wiliam Baldwin looks like he stepped out of a catalogue and Laurie Metcalf just stares wide-eyed at suspects without speaking. I'm slightly baffled that she garnered some decent reviews for her performance when she's given literally nothing to do! Richard Gere is the only saving grace here, giving a charismatic and entertaining performance as a controlling and psychopathic cop.