Police, Adjective

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Police, Adjective
Film poster
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Produced by Marcela Ursu
Written by Corneliu Porumboiu
Starring Dragoș Bucur
Edited by Roxana Szel
Release date
  • May 2009 (2009-05)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Romania
Language Romanian

Police, Adjective (Romanian: Polițist, Adjectiv) is a 2009 Romanian drama film directed by Corneliu Porumboiu. The movie focuses on policeman Cristi, who is investigating a teenage boy who has been smoking hashish. Over time, Cristi begins to question the ethical ramifications of his task.[1][2]



Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 78% based on 73 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10.[3] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[4]


Police, Adjective won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[5]

The film was the official Romanian entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morris, Wesley (22 January 2010). "Boston.com: Police, Adjective". boston.com. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  2. ^ Turan, Kenneth (23 December 2009). "LA Times.com: Police, Adjective". latimes.com. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Police, Adjective Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Police, Adjective". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
  6. ^ ""Police, adjective", nominated to represent Romania for Oscar". Romanian Times. Retrieved 13 September 2009.

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