"Joe Carnahan has made a believable, fleshed-out film where men's worst impulses lead to their ruin...a cohesive and mostly coherent story of a guilt-ridden cop who has nowhere to turn...'Narc' is convincing, an entertaining, grimy view of the traps of machismo tucked inside a cop thriller." --Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

"A tough little story of men on the brink, 'Narc' is smart and exciting, a solid piece of entertainment crafted from familiar elements...writer-director Joe Carnahan connects the dots in surprising ways, even as he imbues the film with documentary immediacy... Carnahan has told the story with electrifying energy." --Marshall Fine, The Journal News

"...cobbled from the remains of so many other genre movies ...To transcend clichE`, movies like 'Narc' need the passion of a heretic who can take stock characters with their stock predicaments and turn them inside out, the way Curtis Hanson and Quentin Tarantino do. Blood, guts and flash aren't enough." --Manohla Dargis, The Los Angeles Times