New movie releases this week include Katherine Heigl’s return to the big screen, plus The Promise, Truman, and more
Matthew Lickona 6 p.m., April 21
The entire N.Y.P.D. appears to be on the take, but any incipient paranoia gets worked off in sweaty, hard-breathing, thoroughly preposterous action scenes. Peter Weller and Sam Elliott, as a dogged Legal Aid attorney and the Last Honest Cop, are a couple of cuties who need a less indulgent director: certainly less than James Glickenhaus, who's indulgent of himself as well, with homages to his own The Soldier and The Exterminator, on a 42nd Street double bill. With Patricia Charbonneau and Blanche Baker. 1988.