New Line Cinema | Release Date: March 12, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
56
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 23 Critics
Positive:
13
Mixed:
8
Negative:
2
WATCH NOW
Stream On
Stream On
80
The Corruptor manages to make a meat-and-potatoes action flick into a cunning little meditation on personal loyalty and situational morality. [12 Mar 1999]
75
At this point, "The Corruptor" looks as if it's going to be just a rehash of an early Dirty Harry movie, but it surprises by taking us inside Chinatown, where we discover just how sinister and elaborate the relationships between the police and the businessmen can be. [12 Mar 1999]
63
The Corruptor is visually lively and filled with gratuitous destruction. [12 Mar 1999]
58
Foley is an actors' directors stuck here with a genre piece, and it shows: The action (save a killer car chase) is clumsily staged. Still, the story about corrupt police in New York's Chinatown has occasional moments of depth. [12 Mar 1999]
50
Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat is so charismatic in his second Hollywood outing, The Corruptor, that he almost makes us forget that the movie itself is one of the more pretentious, muddled and incompetent action films to come along in some time. [12 Mar 1999]
50
After a sensational beginning, the movie loses its way in the late going and somehow doesn't deliver. [12 Mar 1999]