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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)


From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, who seems to be a tuff cynic, but in truth he's a moralist with a sense for justice.

Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

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Released Year: 1981
Runtime: 125 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Directors: Daniel Petrie
Writers: Heywood Gould

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From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, who seems to be a tuff cynic, but in truth he's a moralist with a sense for justice.

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Reviews


80
The New York Times - Vincent Canby
A tough-talking street melodrama, both shocking and sorrowful, acted by Paul Newman and a huge cast with the kind of conviction that can't be ignored.
60
IGN - Unnamed
While the movie has some good sequences, as a whole it never seems to come together - the pacing is all off.
60
Washington Post - Judith Martin
The pace of the film is also on a low level, with episodic sequences rather than ones that build: more suitable to a television series than a feature film. But the accompanying low-keyed acting, mostly in the police parts of Newman, Ken Wahl and Edward Asner, lends the film a sustaining interest. [13 Feb 1981, p.17]
50
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
What they came out with is the most complete collection of cop-movie clichés since John Wayne played a Chicago cop in “McQ”.
50
Variety - Unnamed
Driving relentlessly to make points that are almost pointless, Fort Apache The Bronx is a very patchy picture, strong on dialog and acting and exceedingly weak on story.

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