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Dirty (2006)



Critic Consensus: Dirty is an unoriginal L.A. cop drama that wears its tired influences on its sleeves.

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In a city ravaged by violent crime, the police department's anti-gang task force uses any means at its disposal to get the bad guys off the streets, with cops often acting as judge, jury and executioner. As the unit's self-justifying brutality and corruption spiral further out of control, gang member-turned-cop Armando Sancho begins to question the life he and his partner Salim Adel have chosen. So when Internal Affairs agents investigating the division's abuses offer him a deal to come clean about the unit's misdeeds, Sancho must decide whether to heed his conscience or his loyalty to his fellow officers. On the hot, smoggy day Salim and Sancho are scheduled to testify to IA, the two rogue cops agree to run a lucrative, illegal operation for the station's top brass. As their increasingly bloody mission takes them from one end to the other of the sprawling city they've sworn to protect and serve, Salim and Sancho learn that getting clean isn't nearly as easy as being "Dirty."

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Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Officer Salim Adel
Keith David
as Captain Spain
Clifton Collins Jr.
as Officer Armando Sancho
Cole Hauser
as Lieutenant
as Ramirez
Khleo Thomas
as Splooge
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Officer Rodriguez
Judy Reyes
as Bryant
Frank Alvarez
as Gangster No. 1
Robert Flores
as Gangster No. 4
César García
as Gangster No. 3
Pat Healy
as Ronnie
Tory Kittles
as Wallace
Joseph McKelheer
as Canadian No. 1
Edward Meza
as Gangster No. 2
Maurice Rae
as Tiptoes
Chris Mulkey
as Carlson
Jim Ortlieb
as Husband
Bret Roberts
as Canadian No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Dirty

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (13)

A no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s.

July 22, 2008

We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original.

February 27, 2006

The cinematography of Eliot Rockett is also laudable: The city is not only rendered in the usual hot and gritty texture of urban landscapes, but is imbued with sense of oppression that is palpable.

February 24, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This isn't a film made by someone who knows anything about cops. It's a film made by someone who's seen a lot of cop movies.

February 24, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4

The machinations of the plot are so murky as to be not worth following.

February 24, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4

The only suspense is how long it's going to take for this movie to finally drag to an end.

February 24, 2006 | Rating: 0/4

Audience Reviews for Dirty

training day clone never delivers

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer

This movie is worth watching, a time or two. But really if your looking for a great movie of this nature just watch "Training Day". This was much like that, with a lot less planning to make it truly good.

Bobby Hobbs
Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

This is no Training day, it's dark, violent noir that fails to deliver in it's story. It's highly stylized but very dull with a waste of a good cast.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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