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Dark Blue

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Ron Shelton

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About the Movie

Set in the Los Angeles Police Department in April 1992, Dark Blue is a dramatic thriller that takes place just days before the acquittal of four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the subsequent L.A. riots. In this racially charged climate, the L.A.P.D's elite Special Investigations Squad (SIS) is assigned a high-profile quadruple homicide. As they work the case, veteran detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell), known for his tough street tactics and fiery temper, tutors SIS rookie Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) in the grim realities of police intimidation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 130
  • Fresh: 75
  • Rotten: 55
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Dark Blue is a film of wounding power. It stays with you. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Until it dissolves into conventional melodrama during a climactic fracas, this fast-paced story is never less than watchable. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Fails to make the grade as either a gritty crime drama or an intriguing piece of historical relevance. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The movie ends not with a bang but a wimp. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

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Customer Reviews


This movie is not like all the other action shoot em ups. This has some substance and is historically correct. Kurt Russell is the perfect guy. Good buy trust me

critics got it wrong!!!

if you like this genre of movie (and possibly if you don't), you are really cheating yourself if you don't give this one a day in court! i saw it in theatrical release, and purchased it the first day it came out! the story unfolds over the backdrop of the infamous rodney king verdict, and comes to a truly powerful climax. great cast, topical story, and superb performances make this one a classic !!!

A Descent Movie

All in all this movie satisfied my movie fighting needs. Kurt Russell is a great B.A. (bad attitude) actor in this movie. I feel though that there are many better action movies out in the world today that would be alot more awesome to watch. I am not saying it is bad. You may enjoy it a lot more. All I'm saying is that there are many choices and this is not one of my top.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2003

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