City of Lies Reviews

  • City of Lies
    • Genre : Thriller,Crime
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    • Studio : Saban Films
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Movie Reviews

  • ultimately, City of Lies is more James Ellroy than docudrama, resulting in a tired police thriller that hitched its wagon to an untenable star
    2 of 5 by Matthew Monagle [Austin Chronicle ]
  • the look is grimy and the atmosphere is grim; but what could have been a moody character study or a taut conspiracy thriller is instead a dreary procedural, a misbegotten mush of flashbacks, voice-overs and dead ends
    by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times ]
  • director Brad Furman, deliver a gritty, well-paced and involving drama, with Johnny Depp giving a low-key but effective performance as LAPD detective Russell Poole and Forest Whitaker at his quirky and edgy best as a journalist named Jack Jackson
    3 of 4 by Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • as a thriller, it never quite reaches its boiling point, which may be one reason it's been sitting on the shelf since 2018. But as the portrait of a man obsessed and the forces stacked up against him, it earns its stripes
    Review rate : B- by Adam Graham [Detroit News ]
  • an inexplicably dull cop drama; "City of Lies" revels in the complexity of the whole mess, skipping around in time and making things more confusing than they have to be
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • a muckraking drama that deserves to be seen; this is a compelling drama with real-world concerns that shouldn't be ignored, and it deserves better than to be the victim of an actor's offscreen sins
    by John DeFore [The Hollywood Reporter ]

Reader's Reviews

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