Deep Cover

Deep Cover

Everything is done so well. Everything looks beautiful. It has the pace of a cheap pulp novel, which is great. What I loved most is how the characters almost seemed completely detached from the fiction of it all. Fishburne lays down the coolest atmosphere with his throwback narration, but then you see the characters and find that the cool cop could never exist. In moments where the cool cop would keep it straight and act tough, Fishburne understandably screams, cries, does irrational things. The system puts us in grossly stressful situations and when that happens we bang tables, kick chairs, and stab forks into our supplier's chest. Nobody is perfect in this movie and that's because nobody can be perfect in the world we live in. That's what makes it perfect.