New York Times - 09/20/1986
"...The more of this director's work one sees, the more one appreciates....Depardieu, yet again, combines bruitshness, intelligence and profound emotion with a subtlety that has no equal."
Variety - 09/04/1985
"...A personal film that deliberately works against conventional expectations....POLICE is one of Pialat's most assured and polished performances..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/06/1986
"...Mesmerizing....Pialat builds slowly, through an accumulation of detail and atmosphere....His finely crafted, singular films catch you unawares, wind you tighter and tighter as you see them, and linger for months, even years after..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2008
"[S]howcasing one of Gerard Depardieu's strongest performances..."
A police detective is torn between his professional code of honor and the demands of his heart when he finds himself romantically drawn to one of the suspects in his investigation of a drug smuggling syndicate.
A Parisian cop arrests an Algerian drug dealer and his girlfriend during a drug bust. The cop falls for the girl and when she is released free of charges, begins seeing her romantically. It soon comes out that girl has stolen the missing drug money but the cop, lonely and vulnerable beneath his tough exterior, is unable to disentangle himself from the relationship.