Internal Affairs 1990

Critics score:
88 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Internal Affairs is, for the dim movie season that is traditionally January, an unusually bright light. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Internal Affairs delivers what it promises, and perhaps a little more. There's less action but more menace, and the pulse quickens as the plot drives relentlessly toward a conclusion that, in retrospect, can be seen as inevitable. Read more

TIME Magazine: Gere is hypnotic, writer Henry Bean's construction is entertainingly intricate, and director Mike Figgis knows how to turn on a subtle, authentic erotic heat. Read more

Time Out: Dark, dangerous and disturbing. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Figgis never lets the pace slow long enough to expose the story's thinness despite, in retrospect, a moderate amount of action. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: Figgis gives his dolled-up universe a high-voltage hum. And at the center of it, Gere is an extraordinarily vivid monster -- the devil as fashion plate. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Those with strange axes to grind, or too much time, or demented senses of humor, and you know who you are, may just have a fun time of this. Read more