Internal Affairs

1990

Crime / Drama / Thriller

29
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 14501

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Richard Gere as Dennis Peck
Elijah Wood as Sean Stretch
Nancy Travis as Kathleen Avilla
Laurie Metcalf as Amy Wallace
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853.53 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 55 min
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1hr 55 min
P/S 3 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jimbo-53-186511 2 / 10

A sleepy affair

Raymond Avila (Andy Garcia) works for the Internal Affairs Department with his partner Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf). Dennis Peck (Richard Gere) is a police officer who peaks Avila and Wallace's interest when they discover that the lifestyle & money that he has acquired does not seem consistent with those of a regular police officer. Avila and Wallace begin investigating Peck, but Peck is more dangerous than they both envisaged and both Avila and Wallace soon find themselves on a dangerous collision course with Peck.

I'm really not sure what director Mike Figgis was doing here, but for the most part Internal Affairs was neither thrilling nor particularly dramatic. I understand that certain films will have a slow-burn approach (which I presume is the approach used by Figgis), but nothing particularly interesting happens. Figgis seems to be content with characters chatting to each other including a couple of rather flat exchanges between Gere and Garcia but that's about all he can seem to muster. Avila and Wallace are supposed to be investigating Peck but it never really feels like much of an investigation to me and for that reason the story unfolds without much tension or intensity. The main problem with this film is that there is no excitement, no spark, and no memorable scenes or dialogue and as a result of all of these things I found the story boring and uninteresting.

Oddly though this sort of changed at about the 80 minute mark - the film suddenly kicks into life and it almost felt like Figgis' had suddenly woke up and thought 'S**t I'm supposed to be making a crime thriller here'. There was some intensity in the last 30 minutes which at least made the race to the finish line that little bit more bearable.

The cast were another problem here with both Garcia and Gere being in sleep mode here - although strangely enough they both seemed to wake up at about the 80 minute mark as well. Gere is OK throughout the film, but Garcia has never been an actor that I've been able to take to. He only seems to be able to do either quiet and restrained OR all out yelling and overacting - there is a middle ground in between that Garcia never seems to be able to find. The ending is predictable and the story throws up no real surprises along the way.

There's nothing really wrong with the script, but this film really needed a director at the helm who understands the genre. Figgis is out of his depth here and pretty much wastes all of the potential on offer by having nearly all of the cast standing round doing nothing. With a more competent director this probably would have been watchable, but as it is it's a bit of a yawner.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

Richard Gere terrific villain

Veteran beat cop Dennis Peck (Richard Gere) plants a weapon after rookie Dorian Fletcher shoots an unarmed man. Peck's partner Van Stretch (William Baldwin) is unstable with family troubles and drug abuse. Peck is cheating with Van's wife Penny. Raymond Avilla (Andy Garcia) is new to Internal Affairs at the LAPD. With his training officer Amy Wallace (Laurie Metcalf), they start investigating Peck and Van Stretch. Raymond's wife Kathy (Nancy Travis) runs a modern art gallery. Their relationship is under pressure.

Richard Gere plays a great villain. It's good that he's not a cartoon character. Like all great villains, he thinks he's the good guy. Andy Garcia has his intensity. I don't really like the turn in his relationship with his wife. His irrational jealousy should be set up better. It's not enough for Peck to show up with her panties. He could be a jealous husband right from the start. Nevertheless, he's a good foil to Gere.

Reviewed by LeonLouisRicci 7 / 10

A Bit Embarrassing at Times but a Sleazy Thriller that Sizzles

This Isn't So Much About the Internal Affairs Division, It's More About the Internal Sexual Affairs of the Cops Involved in This Steamy, Sultry, Sleazy Thriller.

Richard Gere and Andy Garcia are Well Cast as the Two Bulls, Both with Testosterone Issues and the "Good Cop-Bad Cop" Characters are Fleshed Out in a Slightly Over the Top Display of the Foul Mouthed and Utterly Amoral Gere and the Affection, but Hot Latin Love of Garcia that He Displays to His Faithful Wife.

The Film Takes a Hard Look at Gere's Lech and His Unbridled Manipulation of Women and His Seductive Powers with a Nineties Disregard for Subtlety. Garcia, On the Other Hand is Being Push-Buttoned by Gere's Form of Evil and the Film Makes the Most of the Two Attractive Leads.

Overall, it's a Neo-Noir Worth Checking Out for Gere's Against Type Take on His Type of Leading Man Appeal. Garcia, Shows His Sensitive Side Well, but is Allowed Melodramatic Emoting too Often. However, the Director Manages to Make it Work Most of the Time.

The Only Thing More on Display than the Run Rampant Sexual Activity is the Amount of Female Hair that Dominates the Frame Routinely. But that Was the Reality and Not a Stylization of the Makeup Department.

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