Last night, we headed off to the theater to see Narc starring Jason Patric and Ray Liotta. The flick was written and directed by Joe Carnahan who also directed what I thought was the best BMW short film from The Hire series of 2002, Ticker (also with Ray Liotta in it). The setup: Detective Tellis (Patric), who had been discharged because of an incident in the past that is questionable in the department’s eyes, is reinstated and partnered with detective Oak (Liotta) in trying to solve the case of Oak’s partner’s death. Tellis soon finds out he is also investigating Oak on this case.

I think they tried to shoot it in a way that would be unique, but I don’t think there wasn’t enough effort put in to make it stand out that much from movies of this type. The plot also plays out in a very predictable fashion, but even though I knew how it was going to end, my jaw still dropped in the final scene. The stand-out point in Narc was by far the acting. Patric couldn’t have played the role any better and Liotta was down right scary at times. The flick came out in time for the Oscar running and I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see either one of them in the running. In fact, my vote would completely go to them considering everything else I saw last year.

If you miss out on this film, you’re really missing out on something special. Top notch acting is what made this flick for me and ultimately comes out as one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen in a while. Make the time and go see this movie. Good luck to us all…