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  1. Aardsy's rating of the film Prince of the City

  2. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Prince of the City

    This is rough stuff. A painful picture of the times when police corruption was a truism in New York. The slow fall into the abyss is lead by a cop who thinks he can master any situation even though he can’t even master his own guilt. Many fall with him, some recover, most don’t. Uncompromising cinema with a mission.

  3. matelot's rating of the film Prince of the City

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Prince of the City

    New York, 1971. Un inspecteur de la brigade des stupéfiants est chargé d'enquêter sur la corruption policière. Il se rend compte que ses investigations impliquent certains de ses amis. Excellent ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Bernardo Crastes's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Slightly middling. I kept on waiting for it to take off, but it took until the last chapter to do so, with its take on friendship, justice and self-reproach. I loved the mist the ending leaves over the movie. Ciello makes a compelling lead, but not exactly likable. Everything just kind of falls on your lap and it's easy to shrug some of it off. A good effort, but a bit overlong.

  6. Dalibor's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Extensive presentation of one city's continuing problems with police corruption offers a multi-perspective view on the topic with directors trademark restraint for any populist conclusions. Unlike "Serpico" there is little "jazz" in the whole New York setting and protagonists characterizations, with a more depressing, bureaucratic even, tone. Plot might, at certain times, feel a bit unconvincing.

  7. Nancarrow's rating of the film Prince of the City

    A+ Lumet. Treat be snoopin'..More focus upon /por.favor

  8. Zach Closs's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Had been looking forward to seeing this for some time; I ended up finding it a little slow, awkward and overlong. However, Treat Williams' versatile, volatile, charismatic central performance holds the film together. A couple of his monologues are riveting.

  9. Alexandre Roy's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Epic 3-hour film about a cop who turns informer and stirs some serious shit all around him. The movie stars a young Treat Williams who gives a great performance. Lumet is in top form and refuses to make any commercial concessions. As a result the movie is very realistic and doesn't shy away from scenes where "nothing" happens. It's also a pretty depressing work that makes you cynical about the whole justice system.

  10. skoog's rating of the film Prince of the City

    one of the best neo-noir I've seen. a classic.

  11. Obient's rating of the film Prince of the City

  12. chickenwing's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Four and half. Up there with Heat at the top of the genre.

  13. Teruma Kato's rating of the film Prince of the City

  14. Joe Zaydon's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Lumet's forgotten epic. A sprawling, cynical look at police corruption and undoubtedly one of the director's finest love letters to New York City.

  15. Barboza's rating of the film Prince of the City

    A heavy handed tragedy with a conservative eye and characters with hard passion. The rabid culmination of characterization during the last 35 minutes; that explosion left me cathartic. I believe Honesty is the foundation for Lumet. The thread that secures his work into an idea.

  16. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Prince of the City

    One of Sidney Lumet's masterpieces.

  17. Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Went in knowing nothing about it except that there would be a Treat Williams Q&A at the end of the film. After three hours, I was too blown away to care about what he had to say.

  18. criminalmovies's rating of the film Prince of the City

    very good film which takes the cop turned informant formula in some unexpected directions. Treat Williams is terrific as a guy who "worries so much" it almost hurts to watch him twitch. A deeper story than you might think. A ton of great supporting roles too.

  19. Tigrão's rating of the film Prince of the City

  20. filipequintans's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Fincher, Nolan... all of them stole something from this.

  21. CVH's rating of the film Prince of the City

    rated 'Prince of the City' 5 out of 5 stars

  22. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film Prince of the City

    Con un estilo parco, riguroso y seco, Sidney Lumet explora de nuevo el tema de la corrupción policial, dejando al descubierto la complejidad y las contradicciones que atañen al ejercicio de la ley. Su tesis, devastadora donde las haya, sugiere que la justicia necesita apoyarse en prácticas ilegales para poder ser ejecutada. En mi opinión la película se resiente debido a su excesiva duración.

  23. LiG's rating of the film Prince of the City

    One of Lumet's most underrated films, and one of the most overlooked films of all time. American Gangster has this films written all over it.

  24. Jason Melanson's rating of the film Prince of the City

    This may be Lumet's masterpiece. It is certainly the film of his I find myself revisiting most frequently. It is to SERPICO as CASINO is to GOODFELLAS, in which he revisits similar territory but expands his vision and makes a film that is practically Brechtian. David Bordwell's recent article on Lumet pointed me to the Brechtian reading of the film, I think it is apt.

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