DVD review

The Corner

The Corner

Well, even David Simon and Ed Burns had to start somewhere. Notable mainly for featuring a number of what we might call the “good guys” from The Wire, playing “street” roles, The Corner is a miniseries with some familiar components – Baltimore, heroin – but with a far smaller field of vision.

Part of the fault of this rests in the documentary-style framing of the show, but while there are some good performances, this is a piece which is at pains to tell you how authentic it is, while only seldom showing you.

EXTRAS: None.

JOHN ROBINSON

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail DVD (HBO Video, Widescreen)


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