Deep CoverA black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation.
Actors of "Deep Cover"
Characters of "Deep Cover"
Directors of "Deep Cover"Bill DukeBirthdate: 26 February 1943, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Creators of "Deep Cover"Michael TolkinBirthdate: 17 October 1950, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Deep Cover"VarietyOctober 31, 2007
Convoluted and mostly unconvincing as a portrait of the drug underworld, Deep Cover [based on a story by Michael Tolkin] still carries some resonance due to its vivid portrait of societal decay and a heavyweight performance by Larry Fishburne.Chicago ReaderOctober 31, 2007
What emerges is a powerhouse thriller full of surprises, original touches, and rare political lucidity, including an impressive performance by Jeff Goldblum.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
In addition to Fishburne, it gives us a first-rate soundtrack, a clutch of splendid cameos, fine, grainy direction from Duke, and much pointed stuff about the hypocrisy behind the USA's so-called war against drugs.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Deep Cover eventually degenerates into so much gratuitous violence that 'kill' sounds like the most-used verb in the screenplay's last stages.Rolling StoneJune 06, 2001
Rather than ride the easy cynicism of the script, by Michael Tolkin and Henry Bean, Fishburne illuminates his character's moral struggle.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Larry Fishburne is clearly a star of the future, but Deep Cover won't be the vehicle.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsNovember 23, 2009
Cynical police thriller that veers between a standard issue genre action pic and something more meaningful and original.Austin ChronicleOctober 31, 2007
Smart and stylish, it also has scenes of crackling violence and dramaturgy that oftentimes strains to work but, on the whole, Deep Cover is engaging, thoughtful and inventive.TV GuideOctober 31, 2007
It's an unsettling yet compelling blend, and probably one you don't want to think about too much.Film ThreatDecember 06, 2005
Laurence Fishburne haunts this movie with his deep set fiercely intense glaring eyes.Film4May 24, 2003
Cool, and deeply underrated.NetflixNovember 07, 2002
Deep Cover was probably conceived as a quickie crime film, but thanks to Fishburne's and Goldblum's performances, it became much more.
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