In a Los Angeles dominated by violent gangs and a corrupt LAPD Precinct, the dirty Officer Armando Sancho is haunted by his guilty since an innocent old man was accidentally killed in an operation with his also dirty partner Salim Adel. The Internal Affairs is pressing Sancho, who feels split between the loyalty to his mates and his conscience, and he has to make a statement at 600 PM. When his superiors Captain Spain and his Lieutenant assign the two cops for an operation dealing drugs apprehended by the police and stored as evidence with a powerful drug dealer, Sancho feels that something is wrong and they have been framed.
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This review is from: Dirty (2005) (DVD) This movie is a must see. I really enjoyed this action packed movie and i would recommend it to everyone.
I'm sure there's a good film under here somewhere, beneath all the racial epithets, the profanity, the noisy jump cut editing, the convoluted plot, the quasi day-of-the-dead symbolism, and the truly over-the-top performances by the two leads Cuba Gooding Jr. and Clifton Collins Jr. There's a lot of blood spilled, and guns drawn on the violence-laden Los Angeles streets in Dirty, but nothing is ever solved and the City seems to remain a place of hell and damnation.Dirty is a nasty, gritty, and mean-spirited film, where viewers will have to suspend disbelief at much of what goes on. Part Training Day and part Crash, but with a baroque, music video edge. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Cuba Gooding Jr. makes a desperate leap to the bad side playing Salim Adel so loathsome he makes even the most evil screen character soft and cuddly. Salim is a bad, bad man - he routinely harasses and humiliates white drivers in fancy cars who have gotten lost, and manually rapes a young Latino teenager with his finger. Reportedly based on the rampart scandal that rocked the LAPD a few years ago, Dirty follows Salim and his loyal Mexican-American partner Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.) through an especially stressful day. Sancho, a former gang member, is so haunted by the shooting of an innocent bystander at a crime scene. But Sancho and Salim are now both cops and they're being protected from prosecution by the low-down, rotten Captain Spain (Keith David) along with his shifty lieutenant (Cole Hauser). When the lieutenant asks the partners to remove a bag of heroin from the evidence room as part of a scheme that could make everybody rich, Adel jumps at the opportunity while Sancho has misgivings. The problem is that with all his macho posturing, Adel isn't that bright, and he fails to see that Captain Spain is setting them up. Spain merely sees them as ex-gang members and murders, and ultimately expendable. The rest of the plot is rather convoluted, as various gang members are introduced and the two protagonists become involved in turf war between rival drug rings and have to shoot - and shoot, and shoot - their way out. The screenplay is totally over-the-top; it's just an excuse for Salim to hurl racial epithets and talk dirty. The movie to stumbles nervously through the Los Angeles underworld, guns popping to a hip-hop soundtrack, as competing black and Mexican hierarchies in the drug trade go at each other. The movie is bathed in de-saturated colors, jittery camera swings, nervous flashbacks, and fancy image pushing. This all very clever for the first ten minutes, but rapidly becomes irritating. The biggest problem with Dirty, however, is the misrepresentation of cops. It's just too hard to believe that a character as devilishly nasty of Salim would ever be given a chance to participate in such an operation. Plus the poor Cuba Gooding is rather preposterous here; though he sports a moustache, tattoos and floridly drops several F- and N-words in virtually every line of dialogue, he just never rises about the surprising mediocrity of the material. It's another nail of the coffin of his tragically rapidly declining career. Mike Leonard April 06.
The started out OK, if clichÃ©-ridden and cheesy in its choice of plotline. Cuba Gooding, for all his merits, does not stand up as aconvincing street personality. His gutless and blowhard portrayal musthave been in part intentional due to the 'tryhard' nature of hischaracter needlessly revealed by his colleague, but was he reallysupposed to show up as that pathetic? His character came across as fakein the Nth degree, and never once did I take him seriously. CliftonCollins, Jr is marginally better, often because he opens his mouthless, and the captain (praised in another review)? As soon as he saidsomething about it being a 'war' out there, I knew the script wouldnever allow even a passably meaningful performance to emerge.I come from London and have spent plenty of time in the army as well,listening to glorious bouts of expletive ridden verbal diarrhoea, solistening to the uninspired tourette's-like motherf****r tirades wherethe aforementioned crops up every other word seems confusing andpointless, rather than real. If anybody really talks in that way in LA,I feel truly sorry for them - all that wasted effort.The story was predictable and telegraphed, with not even an ounce ofthe plotting sophistication that made 'Training Day' a surprisinglygood film on the first watch. In my view, Training Day didn't takeitself too seriously, thus making the more cartoonish elements of theplot bearable, but this one just serves to annoy after a while with itspreachy nature and attempts to be a serious and hard hitting flick.About the time of Russian roulette, I became too embarrassed to watchany more of this garbage, and turned it off , as I found (not to mysurprise) that I really didn't give a monkeys what would happen to thegangsters/policeman, or anyone else. The person I feared most for wasmyself, as a morning viewing meant that I could have been quietlycursing for the rest of the day about the loss of precious hours.Just Don't.
Watch Training Day instead. After all, the writer/director/castobviously did. The speeded up scratched images have fast become agimmick of a weak film rather than the edgy style it once was (Seven,Fight Club).Cuba Gooding Jnr?! He won an Oscar over 10 years ago, since then whathas he done? Boat Trip, Michael Jordan Underwear adverts and thisterrible rip off of Denzel Washington in Training Day. He is trulywoeful.Take some time to consider who he beat that year: William H. Macy,James Woods, Edward Norton and Armin Mueller Stahl.In this movie, rather than Denzel, Cuba reminded me very much ofMalcolm Jamal Warner...Theo HuxtableIt's a pity because the lead actor, Clifton Collins Jnr looked like hecould have carried a film. I think a personal conflict of gangconnections, the law and dirty cops would have been much better forhim.
This film is shitty, I must say. The plot is like taken from GTA SanAndreas. Characters are comic, or even comical. And the only word whichrules this film is "motherf*cker". It was said - I don't know - maybe 2times per minute, or so! I know that it has to be street-like talking,but - seriously - I don't believe everybody talks like that on thestreets. And besides, even if they do... why the hell you have to makea movie about it!!! And this word appears in every possible regionalform - Mexican, Afro American, Jamaican, Canadian! It looks like aneducational material made to illustrate the complexity of accentphenomenon! I say - where are the Russians and Jakuza - they have beenin GTA, I think :)...! The whole production is... or rather tries to bevery similar to "Training Day", but when you do a copy, you should tryto make it good. And here, no one cares if it is so - writers,director, and actors. Cliffton Collins and Cuba Gooding Jr. arehorrible and it looks like they've switched with roles! The first onelooks ridicules, and the other is completely untruthful. Only directorof photography almost managed to catch the spirit of "Training Day" andthat's why I gave this film full of puffed up ganstas (the funniest oneis the guy from Black Eyed Peas - Jesus, what a performer :)) 2 stars.
I'll try to keep this brief. The only people who probably enjoy thisfilm are the gutter people who feed on mind numbing gangsta rap withits twisted, nihilistic, and perverse view on society. This is a vile,unwatchable, film about corrupt street cops that no discerning filmviewer could endure. The implausible, nefarious, portrayal of a corruptpolice unit is so overboard that the script's credibility is totallylost. The script would have been more believable if it was about astreet gang that disguised themselves as police to help pull off a drugdeal/scam from a rival gang. The moral struggle that the main characterClifton Collins Jr. unsuccessfully deals with could just as easily workwithout the badge. If the unrelenting verbal diarrhea were to beremoved from the script this would be a silent movie. The verbalexpletives literally outnumber the actual words of true dialog. I amdisappointed that an actor of the caliber of Cuba Gooding Jr. wouldaccept a role in a film that unabashedly defames and dishonours thepolice in such a blatant and untruthful manner. If he was trying tothrow off his good guy image with his role in this film I think he hasdone his career a lot more harm than good.
Rough-edged drama set in a violent crime ravaged city, where a formergang-banger, Armando Sancho(Clifton Collins Jr), brings his streetsmarts to an anti-gang unit. His partner is veteran Salim Adel(CubaGooding Jr), who himself is drugging and dealing while workingundercover for the LAPD. Sancho and Adel have their own personal demonsand begin to have trouble trusting each other. The two officers have todeal with the criminal element the only way they know how...on-the-flyand brutal. A gangster with a badge and a gun; with the attitude ofbeing judge, jury and executioner. These partners are pitted againsteach other; where does the trust begin or end? If Gooding ever played acharacter you can't like...this is it. Foul language is strong andprevalent. Violence is strong. Others in the cast: Wyclef Jean, AimeeGarcia, Keith David and Cole Hauser. DIRTY is rated a strong R.
Recap: Two cops, up for an interrogation by Internal Affairs after anincident were an innocent old man got shot, tries to get themselvesahead in the world. Because it is not a question if they are dirty ornot, it is a question if Internal Affairs will buy their story or not.Because these two cops, seemingly enlisted straight from the gangs onthe street, are really corrupt, stealing, harassing and dealing inconfiscated drugs. But they still have the confidence from theirsuperiors, because they are even more corrupt, running a drug businessfrom inside the police. Now the two cops, Adel and Sancho, get anopportunity to climb the ladder into some real action and money, or isit an opportunity to get shot...?Comments: First of all, I do not live in USA, so I may not be the bestto judge if it is realistic or not, I can only make comments out of myown perspective. And there is two main points that glaringly stand outabove all the rest. The first is that the movie must be attempting tobreak a record in using the f-word in as many versions as much aspossible, because it is used constantly. But that may be. The other,and more fatal point, is that those two cops, and their entire unit,from top to bottom, is so corrupt, so dirty, that it is not plausiblethat they could have continued to operate. Evidence (mostly drugs andmoney) that constantly keep disappearing when handled by their unit,harassing civilians in broad daylight in view of a lot of people,stealing things from people. They would have been shut down quicker andthrown in jail than you could say "dirty cop". And with plausibilityout the window, everything falls.Gooding Jr may be doing a quick-mouthed character once again andCollins Jr a haunted dirty cop with something resembling a conscience,and they do it pretty well, but when the foundation of the story theact in is gone, that hardly matters. Also, there are some interestingroles played by famous musicians, but that too get lost in theinterference. I just felt the lack of faith in the story, and from thatpoint, nothing could save the movie. I had some expectations, but I wasdisappointed.3/10
If you don't like dark movies don't watch this one. Cuba andhis partner are very true to form and interact with with reallife situations. It deserves a higher rating that its being given.
This is your standard cop drama crap that you can see better done onvarious television shows about cops. There's no new territory coveredhere or any new story involved. This is about two partners on theanti-gang unit. Cuba Gooding's character is more comfortable beingdirty than his latino partner, who has visions that are representativeof his guilt. We come on the scene as Clifton Colinns' character iswell on his way to blowing in the entire department to Internal Affairsout of some misguided sense of guilt. This cop is an idiot and makes anumber of dense-headed decisions in this movie that lead to a world ofsh#4t.THe plot is mainly watching the deconstruction and demise of our maincharacters as they continually make the wrong move and get themselvesdeeper into the gangster infested sh#4t.A few too many scenes were borrowed from a far superior movie- TrainingDay.This is watchable, and forgettable. It's nothing new.
I watched this film around a friends house and you should not wasteyour time or money on this film.the character development is all over the place, the back story is notfully explained and the plot is utterly stupid - none of the charactersare likable and the story doesn't seem to flow or progress naturally. the camera work too is also very inconsistent, you could even go as farto say 'poor'. many of the accents in the film were laughable - i'm not even sure whysome parts were subtitled.the main problem though, apart from the camera jumping around andzooming to the extent that it looks more like a 'trendy' diy programmeis that there is no story, no plot and no real characters - just peoplewalking around reading lines. seriously boys and girls, this blows. i'm glad i actually didn't spenda penny on this - i'd have asked for my money back.
Probably would give it a six except the plot was just too bad. Theactors, cinematography, etc. were mostly pretty good, but the storyoverall just wasn't interesting. None of the characters were evenmildly interesting or charismatic. At least in Training Day, Denzel'scharacter would come out with hilarious lines like, "You can shoot me,but you can't kill me." It uses some cheap ways to maintain yourinterest, for example, by showing this teenage girl who was mistreatedand sexually assaulted by one of the cops working to seek revenge bypurchasing a gun and the Internal affairs people talking to policechiefs about the two main characters impending session about the deathof a bystander in a shootout... and then you get to the end, and you'relike Really, that's the end.
Do not be fooled by the description that Amazon gives you. This is not a re-hashing of a Training Day type story. Although it might seem like so in the beginning, the movie leads you down one street, and then takes a VERY sharp turn at the end. Clifton Collins does a very good job in his first(I think) starring role. If you have seen him in 187, then you should already know that he is a solid young actor. Cuba Gooding does excellent as usual, although his character is quite the disturbing individual. Some of his actions will make you sick if you are used to seeing him as the "good natured, black guy" he usually portrays. Also, rising star Khleo Thomas has a surprising Adult role in here. Do not let your kids see this movie based on that fact that he is in the movie. This is a graphic and sometimes downright nasty movie. But it is good. All around great acting, good story, and, as I said, just when you think you know everything, SLAP!!!!!! Guess again. Very good, relatively unknown movie. Recommended.
I have no intentions of wasting my time writing a big review on this,so I will summarise.This film was awful. Most of the roles were acted as well as the actorscould do, considering the script but where the hell was the story orplot line? Yes there is massive corruption within the police forceacross the USA, but I think this film went a little too far with theconcept. I am not saying the implied story in this film could nothappen, I am merely pointing out that it was poorly portrayed. Avoid itif you can and find other films of this genre from a few yews back likeTraining Day for example, or even Deep Cover.My most disappointing character in the film was Wyclef Jean. Whoevertold him that his accent was an authentic Jamaican was must have beendrunk. I have heard Homer Simpson do a better Jamaican impersonationthat Wyclef did. Truly awful.
This review is from: Dirty (2005) (DVD) Equal to training day...... Great "dirty" cop movie. If you like corupt cops movies this is the one for you
this is an alright movie most of the parts do not make sense and itslike the movie was just slapped together in one night...and make sureto keep a tally of how many times the f word is used in the movie...notsutiable for children under the age of 17 now wonder its rated R...CubaGooding Jr. acts good in the movie but the producer and director did ahorrible job in making the movie...could have made it something moreinteresting...i just happened to buy this movie today from target for 9dollars and after watching it realized its a waste of time and a wasteof 9 bucks...do not recommend buying just rent it at a local Hollywoodor blockbuster...i was struggling between buying this and tokyo driftand after watching trailers of this movie the trailers made it soundand look great, but now i realize i should have put my money towardsfast and the furious tokyo drift...now i have learned my lesson got apretty bad rating on IMDb close to tokyo drift thats why i chose thismovie over tokyo drift...maybe next time i can watch some drifting butnot today!!
Dirty is disgustingly bad. It took me 5 minutes to arrive at thatverdict and then I switched the film off and threw it in the trash. Mebuying the film was a leap of faith as it was as I had read thenegative reviews but was so enticed by the premise that I had to giveit a look - but boy was that a mistake. So, some may think it unfair ofme to write a poor review for this film after only watching less than 5minutes of it, but hey those reading can make their own mind up on thelegitimacy of my opinion. Anyway, the film - it's bad oh so bad. Itstarts off with a very stereotypical character performing a very cornyvoice-over containing some awful dialogue. The film then flashes to amurder, which is directed dreadfully, as the camera is all over theplace and motive of the murder is ridiculous, as basically there isn'tone, only now apparently the murderers partner feels real bad aboutit...I mean come on, how far fetched can you get. So to conclude avoidthis movie at all costs, and if you do want to watch a GOOD movie aboutpolice corruption, then check out either 'Training Day', BrooklynsFinest' or even 'Street Kings' as these are all top notch. Chow.
having forgotten about this movie until it reached the 'prestreet'drawer of the videostore i work at, i was not waiting with baitedbreath for this movie at all, but once i ran across it, i took it homeand watched it. it was, i found, mildly uneventful, but goodnonetheless. for you can never really tell how it is going to end,unlike many other movies of its kind- police dramas- one thing i didnot like, was Cuba gooding Jr's inability to convincingly speak'street' having not known Cuba to speak that way since 'boyz n thehood,' so while this movie was enjoyable in the long run, i wouldadvise Cuba to continue playing writers, and normal people who do notspeak like that...
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Clifton Collins Jr. heading a cast that includesKeith David and Cole Hauser? What could go wrong? Dirty follows Cuba and Clifton, playing dirty undercover cops thatsteal, harass white people, do drugs, and swear, yep, pretty much whatDenzel did in Training Day. Keith David and Cole Hauser play theiroblivious superiors.This was such an obvious knockoff of Training Day...everything aboutthis film breathed it. Cuba can't live up to the ironic class thatDenzel had, and Clifton, while a very good actor, has nothing on EthanHawke.The lines were horribly clichÃ©d, the plot was aimless anddifficult...it only gets 3 stars because I'm a fan of this cast,despite their horrible agents.See Training Day-for the first time or again-before you see Dirty.
A really strong performance from Clifton Collins Jr, combined with anexcellent bad cop come good cop story from Chris Fisher and Gil Reavillwith excellent acting from Cuba and Clifton, really great chemistrybetween them both, really solid acting made this film a knock-out, areally good compliment to films like training day. I would highlyrecommend this film if you enjoyed training day like me. Some greatcamera angles with the action scenes contributed towards some greattension and atmosphere, very enjoyable with some great faces likeWyclef Jean, Cole Hauser, Tory Kittles, Khleo Thomas, and Keith Davidto top it off. Rent it or buy it now! top marks. I hope cuba Forgetsfilms like snowdogs, and continues with films like this and End Game,easily his best film since boyz n the hood.