AnneCarlini.com Home
 
  Giveaways!
  Insider Gossip
  Monthly Hot Picks
  Book Reviews
  CD Reviews
  Concert Reviews
  DVD Reviews
  Game Reviews
  Movie Reviews
  The Home of WAXEN WARES Candles!
  Check Out Anne Carlini Productions Now!!
  NEW! Crystal Gayle
  NEW! Chez Kane
  MTU Hypnosis
  NEW! Ellen Foley
  NEW! Doogie White
  Turning Red (Director: Domee Shi)
  Licorice Pizza (Alana Haim/Paul Thomas Anderson)
  The Lost Daughter (Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal)
  Elise Krentzel (Author, Under My Skin)
  Sony Legacy Record Store Day [June 2022]
  Nicolas Cage [The Unbearable Weight ...]
  COMMENTS FROM EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE READERS!
  Michigan Siding Company for ALL Your Outdoor Needs


©2022 annecarlini.com
6 Degrees Entertainment

Movie Reviews
'Dark Blue'
(Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames / R / 97 mins / Intermedia)

Overview: Set in Los Angeles during the Rodney King trial, two police officers Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman) investigate a robbery-homicide that was racially motivated. Ving Rhames plays the cops' boss.

Verdict: Taking the plunge, rather like 'Training Day' set out to do, 'Dark Blue' goes where all too few films dare to venture these days into the heart of moral darkness. Flaws and all, 'Dark Blue' has a combustible energy and yet however misjudged and evidently cobbled together in the editing room it comes across, 'Dark Blue' does have the nerve to drive right through the riots with Russell's saber-toothed bigot. This is a crackling and solidly acted if somewhat familiar police-corruption thriller and, above all, has a powerful Kurt Russell performance going for it also!
Russ Trunk





...Archives