Bent

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5.21 h 36 min2018X-RayR
In this searing crime-thriller, a discredited cop hunting for his partner’s killer accidentally uncovers a deadly government conspiracy tied to a woman’s car-bomb murder.
Directors
Robert Moresco
Starring
Karl UrbanSofia VergaraAndy Garcia
Genres
Suspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Grace ByersVincent SpanoJohn FinnTonya CornelisseElena Sanz
Producers
Monika BacardiAlberto BurgueñoAndrea IervolinoJoseph P. O'Donnell
Studio
Lionsgate
Rating
R (Restricted)
Content advisory
Nudityviolencesubstance usealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
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3.9 out of 5 stars

1008 global ratings

  1. 47% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 15% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Alfredo Dooley HernandezReviewed in the United States on June 24, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
both good and bad
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I read reviews before watching the movie... both good and bad. I didn't think it was a terrible film, it's a slow story but it makes sense. If you're bored and want to watch a movie, it's worth watching. That said, I see others paid for it while I viewed it on prime. Still, not a terrible movie but not great.
35 people found this helpful
Jeop1986Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Passable Time-Waster for Karl Urban Fans.
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Passable mystery thriller, although the film's primary secret is out of the bag from the get-go if you've ever seen a movie before. By-the-numbers script chugs along, setting up the final payoffs in textbook fashion. Though set in New Orleans, it's pretty obvious this was shot in Italy, which lends it a little geographic discombobulation. Don't think too much about the climax, and the possibility that a startled Gallagher might have shot the home's occupant.

Contrary to urban (no pun intended) legend, Vergara does not appear nude.
15 people found this helpful
Leb PittmanReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Don't Get Bent Like Andy Garcia
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Karl Urban fit his role as the avenging cop to a "T". Sofia Vergara's facial expression never changed, she may as well have been a manikin. But Andy Garcia as the aging father figure cop who was actually a dirty/bent cop carried the movie. Mr. Garcia in this supporting role was very good, very convincing.
20 people found this helpful
PawPawRonReviewed in the United States on July 15, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Decent Film To Watch If You Have A Prime Subscription But Would Not Pay To Rent
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We began watching this film and I honestly was not expecting it to be the best but when it came to deciding between rating it 3 or 4 stars, I decided on 4 because although it was a bit slow at times, it held our interest and was not one that either my Wife or I considered moving on to something else.

We like all the actors in this film and it was good to see Andy Garcia again as I do not recall anything else that we had seen him in recent years.

Overall, as others have said, if there is nothing else better to watch, then this film has a decent plot and great actors but only do so if you have a Prime subscription because I would not recommend as a rental.
11 people found this helpful
mrwReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good cop drama
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The story of a good cop wrongly convicted of a crime. The drama unfolds as he uncovers what happened.

The acting is good. The viewer is drawn into liking the main character. The cinematography is professional. The viewer knows that twists are coming, but the actual twist are not overtly obvious.

I recommend this film
15 people found this helpful
M. D. WallaceReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Where did this come from?
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I don't remember ever hearing about this movie being in the theaters. It seems like the studios have forgotten how to reach the general public... but I digress. This was a pretty good revenge/action flick. It has a couple of shortcomings, like being totally predictable... but revenge movies don't tend to have lots of room for plot twists, except for who is really the bad guy vs. who is apparently the bad guy, so even that gets predictable. Anyway, don't look for more than a couple hours of enjoyment, with some good acting involved, and you'll like it.
11 people found this helpful
kathleen mckeonReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Slow and neither plot nor characters worth it
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It isn't horrible. It just isn't good. The plot is ploddingly slow. Like ... press 10s forward multiple times slow. The random nakedness is just awkward. It's like they thought, "Hey, our movie bites, if we add some girl nakedness and random shower scenes that will make it better, right?" It doesn't.

It felt like 5 hours. It was 90min. Too slow to have zero characters worth engaging.

If you like looking at Keith Urban, there's a lot of that. Silent road trips of him mugging to camera. But that's it. So much potential. So much squandered potential.

Go watch the sunset instead. It'll be far more intense.
JJ BrauniusReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time
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Star studded thriller, what can go wrong? Everything...
Very strange performance by Andy Garcia who is usually good in everything. Wooden performance by Urban, Sofia Vergara is there basically just for eye candy.
Filmed on a budget, from what I could see Spain and USA. In some scenes you just see the two locations don't quite mesh, i.e. weird cars, houses, etc. that doesn't quite fit in the previous scenes, especially the strange old BMWs painted as police cars.
Maybe the book is better but don't be suckered by the big names in this movie, it isn't worth watching.
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