Cop Land

Reviewed By Chris Parry
Posted 08/17/98 17:31:38

"Stallone playing a putz. Real life meets art."
4 stars (Worth A Look)

Yeah, it's Stallone. Yeah, it's Keitel. Both of those guys in a film means different things to different people. What it means to me now is "ooooooooh".

Ooooooooh in a good way.

Stallone, who has always been a talentless boob and rendered my collection of Judge Dredd comics virtually worthless after his pathetic portrayal of same a few years back, is stunning in this role as a slightly slow, slightly deaf, slightly drunk cop in a cop-town.

Keitel, who has stopped flashing his private bits, thank fuck, gives a great performance as the head honch bitch-cop of the land. A man who gave Stallone his job and expects Stallone to shit his mouth and look the other way when told to.

Having Bobby De Niro in the supporting cast is no piece of shit and he's a fine, if sometimes annoying piece of the puzzle as an IA officer looking to bring the town down.

But the surprise for me (the biggest surprise, cos there were many) is Ray Liotta. As Stallone's best bud he is "the shit". Steals the show for mine, and in this company that's hard to do.

Overall, no disappointments here. A great film, and Stallone's breakout performance. It's about time he had one.

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