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Year
1988
Runtime
110 min.
Director
James B. Harris
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
2,645
Checks
273
Favs
11
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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    Siskoid

    I can't imagine a more generic title for a cop movie than Cop - I suppose Ellroy's Blood on the Moon was considered too novelistic - but it suits a film that actually does seem a bit generic. There's a maverick cop on the edge, see, and he's tracking a serial killer, see, even as he dodges his chief and internal affairs who don't want him pursuing the case even if he's right, see. These tired old elements are treated with some originality - James Woods' cop has a philosophical reason for what he does, the femme fatale trope is upended, etc. - but I had problems with the book's adaptation. Not that I've read it, but there's just a lot of stuff in here that distracts from the story, and we jump to conclusions, or in and out of relationships and emotional states a little too easily. I'm not sure the serial killer's motivations always have internal logic (I was going to say "make sense", but that's a foregone conclusion), and I don't understand how this police department works. Woods answers calls without back-up or even a partner. I.F. are after him, but there's rarely a sense of it as he continues his investigation unimpeded... Not bad, but didn't hold my interest. 3 weeks ago
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    shitmovies

    Hands down the best film ever. If you don't think so you're a fag. 1 year 10 months ago
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