Code Of Silence [Blu-ray]
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I agree with other reviewers that this film perhaps showcases Norris' finest acting. Yet he is very well cast as the lone, honest, resolute and uncompromising "good cop," Cusack, who confronts Columbian drug lords, the Mob and a dirty cop in his unit, all with equal aplomb--and comes out the winner in the end, even in the face of mounting, and nearly overwhelming, odds.
The fight scenes are well choreographed, too, with Norris delivering compact, effective and believable punches and kicks. He even takes a few himself, portraying a character capable of taking it as well as dishing it out.
For all the no-nonsense heroics, Norris manages to keep his tacit characterization very human and believable. In brief, Chuck Norris plays the quintessential Hero: committed to doing the right thing, and transcending himself in the process. I found the absence of token, gratuitous sexual content, or even sexual innuendo, refreshing indeed, and serving well to further signify and solidify the true heroicism of Cusack.
In addition to the excellent on-location filming, there are also well-placed touches of humor and tenderness that make this gem of an action-drama shine with exceptional luster.
Even if you are not an avid Chuck Norris fan, Code of Silence may make you sit up and take appreciative notice of him. File under "Top Shelf Police Action" on your DVD rack. This film is one of the best in the genre.
I used the above description for another of Chuck Norris's films, but it applies to virtually every American action film made in the last thirty years. It definitely applies to every Norris film, especially "Code of Silence," a movie widely considered to be this actor's best big screen role. Norris plays Chicago cop Eddie Cusack, the archetypical loner with a chip on his shoulder. He exasperates his superiors, banters endlessly with his partner Dorato (Dennis Farina), and will move heaven and earth to bring down the bad guys. His sense of right and wrong is infallible.Read more ›
THOUGHTS: This is Chuck Norris' finest hour. This isn't Norris wrapped in the Flag, going gonzo and wiping out everyone in sight with an M-60 and a thousand deadly spin kicks. Instead, CODE OF SILENCE is a gritty, realistic (for the most part) crime story about honor, sacrifice, truth & personal integrity, and the sometimes high cost of doing what's right, instead of what's easy or convenient. Norris turns in a solid, low-key, believable performance here. The rest of the ensemble cast is also quite good, with the exception of the Colombian goons, a bunch of one-note gorillas who are there purely for Chuck to beat the living snot out of. One such encounter results in Chuck giving one of the best tough guy lines in screen history "If I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you." Hell yeah!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Invasion USA was better than this but still enjoyed it just not one of my favorites from Chuck!Published 1 month ago by M.B
Great movie for all the chuck Norris fans. Good acting, not cheesy like a bunch of other 80's action movies. I definitely recommend this one.Published 4 months ago by richard
Good action with Chuck Norris, and the first appearance of ex-Chicago PD Detective and movie technical advisor, Dennis Farina, who would go on to star in the TV programs Crime... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Hill
Typical kick and gouge action with Norris being one of the best in the business. Dead bodies laying all over the place. WOW!Published 5 months ago by Melvin H. Chapman
If you're a fan of Chuck Norris (and who isn't?), this is a must have for your collection. Norris truly is at his best here as a tough as nails Chicago cop taking on the Chicago... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mike Clor
Still one of Chuck Norris best, Hits just the right notes of drama and action with just a little cheese. Set your brain aside and enjoy.Published 10 months ago by Matthew Propst
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