Set in the belly of Los Angeles' criminal underworld, Arc is the story of Paris Pritchert, a former police officer turned drug dealer and addict, who embarks on a quest to find a missing child in the hope of redeeming his eroding character. The only catch is, like all addicts, Paris' confidence completely relies on the drugs in his system and -- in this case -- his firm belief that he can succeed in his mission if he can just stay high 24/7 and alive long enough to see it through. To aid in the endeavor, Paris enlists the help of Maya Gibbs, an African American prostitute versed not only in the language of the street, but also in the words of Maya Angelou and Nadine Gordimer. And together, the path of this dysfunctional duo crosses with those of the child's parents, a doctor with a penchant for soliciting "Street Boys", a self-ascribed King Of Porn, a drug supplier with a gift for making impeccable hors d'oeuvres, and a hardened cop with more scams than the most adept street hustler.
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Fernando P (kr) wrote: Horrible acting and some of the martial arts had no physical connection. Meaning a man punch never touched the opponent & yet the opponent would go flying. Same thing with gun shot. I would see blood before the bullet penetrates.
Bonlie K (fr) wrote: this was a good movie with twists and a great ending, not at all what I expected..I love the concept and how people can turn against and do bad things to those they love and care about..Nice views of Montreal and countryside
Steve J (jp) wrote: I guess a lot of people would find this movie written and directed by Clive Barker sort of hokey, but it's always creeped me out. I love Scott Bakula, and it's nice to see him in the unusual role of Harry D'Amour, Barker's perennial character, an ecumenical private eye with an affinity for the strange and preternatural. On an assignment in LA, he stumbles onto a conspiracy to bring a deranged cult leader with malevolent powers (Daniel von Bargen) back from the dead. Cult murders, impalements, skinnings, and various other parlor games are placed alongside 40s noir tropes in a heady, sexy mixture that will appeal to fans of Barker, but may prove a bit too baroque for casual tastes. With the exception of Bakula and Bargen, and Barry Del Shannon as an especially devout member of the death cult, the characters are either uninteresting or miscast (Kevin J O'Connor is not a sex symbol, which is what the part really needs). Moreover, there is some wonky CGI on display. The finale really delivers though; Barker throws everything at you but the kitchen sink, and by god, he makes it work. It's pretty great stuff if you're into horror. Check it out!
Brian S (mx) wrote: The execution and screenplay is a little choppy, but it's compensated by great actors, a very gloomy, gritty and terrifying war atmosphere, and has a real camp feel to it. Reminds me a lot of the Italian low budget exploitation horror movies that were made during the 70's and 80's. And the passion of the actors to act in the middle of the rain and mud is pretty honorable. Overall, it's not a groundbreaking flick, but it deserves a bit of recognition.
Pierluigi P (mx) wrote: Excellent caper movie all'italiana. Superb all-star cast, full of situations as absurd as hilarious, and the usual caustic view upon italian society and traditions.
Ben H (ru) wrote: Not the best film ever, but Bogart holds it together, and it's worth seeing for his performance alone.
Jeffrow R (us) wrote: A unique storyline with a lot of intrigue, but the comedy trio of Bateman/Sudeikis/Day deliver at best an average performance in what is ultimately a moderately funny flick.
David D (mx) wrote: An apocalyptic film with a very human lens.