Code of Silence Reviews
September 18, 2010
Before Nico:Above the Law, Under Siege and the Fugitive, Andrew Davis got his start with Chuck Norris in his hey-day with Code of Silence, a Chicago gangster/cop flick with more than passing semblance to Seagal's Nico.
Chuck play honest tough cop whoes having a terrible day, dealing with a possible conspiracy in his own unit to cover up a friendly fire incident, a new rookie under pressure, and two warring mob families ready to take the fight to the streets of Chicago, and noone is talking, and Chuck is pretty much on his own as the mobsters number against him, and his fellow police officers close their ranks around him to protect one of their corrupt own.
I guess Im drawn to this is because of Andrew Davis' down to earth raw film making infused with good old action and the 80's theme. Chicago comes alive again as it had with Nico, an above average plot played out okay, this is defintley an underrated 80's classic, the unloved grandaddy of cop thrillers which should deserve appropriate recognition.
With Chuck leading the way and supported by the usual bad guy in Henry Silva (Nico Above the Law) and the well known Dennis Farina, its a good old fashioned cop thriller with better one liners, a very funny moment of two idiots trying to stick up a "cop" bar and Chuck pretty much doing what he does best.
October 8, 2006
One of Chuck Norris's better films. Fast, furious stuff which may well be implausible and formulaic, but is so well-handled you don't mind.
June 14, 2011
The best straightforward action flick Norris ever made. Andrew Davis specialized in this type of Chicago cop/crime action film, and this fits nicely with "Above the Law" (a great film if only Seagal wasn't in it) and "The Fugitive". Norris's understated screen persona works well in the maverick cop genre. It's always a pleasure to see Henry Silva.
"When I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you."
May 15, 2014
With a solid director at the helm this is maybe Chuck's best movie, or at the very least one of his best. Although the plot really doesn't know if it wants to be a police whistle blowing movie on a bent cop, or a organised crime "Untouchables" type of flick, and in the end it tries to do both, which overall makes for a quite cluttered action film. It's entertaining, and well put together enough for a decent watch, but don't expect it to last too long in the memory as I've seen it about 3 times now and each time it's felt like I'm watching something different, which is fine in something complex or layered, but not so much in an 1980's mid-budget Chuck Norris movie.
September 6, 2013
Another kick butt 80s flick featuring Chuck Norris as Eddie Cusak, who's a cop that obeys the law and does things by the book, but not so much his police department. Norris knocks out the tough and kicks out the baddies in this film. Another great Chuck Norris film.
March 7, 2013
Along side Lone wolf mcquade this is easily the best Chuck Norris film to date.
February 17, 2013
Typical 80s movie. Loads of cliches, bad hair and worse music. What's not to love?!
November 28, 2012
The final showdown that climaxes the film pits Chuck's cool, calm and collective demeanor against Henry Silva's evil drug posse - you just can't make this stuff up people...Code of Silence isn't terrible, just really dull.
November 10, 2012
Still to this day, I think one of his best pieces of work. An absolute 80's classic.
October 2, 2008
CODE OF SILENCE (1985)
June 10, 2011
My 200th review, and it rated higher than my 100th. Now, I liked this movie for two reasons. One, the story is purty good, and two, its a Chuck Norris movie. It dosent have to be smart. But its over the top entertaining fun.
March 9, 2011
Chuck at his finest. So bad, it's good.
July 23, 2010
An action movie with Chuck Norris in it, never. This movie is so unintentionally funny in some areas of this film that I don't know how anyone could do it. The acting is poor at best, there are so many long silence parts in between conversations (they didn't have to take the title seriously), the writing is crap and the plot is boring. Never seen so many beards and moustaches in a movie and there are some scenes that are not even needed. Only credit I can give is the action scenes are decent, a nice little car chase and Norris actually gets his ass kicked.
April 1, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
(1985) Code of Silence
My favorite Chuck Norris film so far, I'm assuming that it was between this film and "Lonewolf McQuade" that motivated studios to have Chuck Norris get his own syndicated tv show called "Walker, Texas Ranger". This is the Chuck Norris version of "Dirty Harry" and "Bullitt" who will not conform to certain rules or practices that don't agree with the overall majority. It is extremely fast pace whereas on the beginning starts off as a drug bust gone wrong, where several undercover policeman are involved eventually leading up to something more dangerous involving drug cartels. The reason this film works is the build up to the action sequences and the action scenes looked real. Some of the highlights include a realistic car chase scene underneath a bridge, martial arts, ending it off with a long gun sequence in a warehouse echoed again for the 1987 film called "RoboCop"!!
This film also has alot of subtle social commentaries as well which were used for Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop like the problem of allowing technology to replace our 'law enforcers', and police officers on retirement. Because it was made during the 80's what this film also has is realism, in which no CGI had ever been used but with some camera trickery and camera angles.
This is also my favorite Andrew Davis film who's filmography is most consistent with the action film genre. Seeing this film multiple times, I can never get tired of this kind of genre!!
March 18, 2010
This movie is boring, slow paced, poorly written and has a huge lack of action scenes. The only good part in this flick is the fight scene towards the end of it. 2.5/10
January 26, 2006
Code of Silence was best summed up how Terri said it, "It was like a really long episode of 'Walker, Texas Ranger'." That is the alternate title for today's entry.
CoS was OK, nothing special.
Walmart: tHCoLP was also good, but I didn't watch it all, because I know most of it already.
So yeah, tonight, I'm going to the DMV, hopefully to get my temps. Also, I am going to watch "Firewalker", another Chuck Norris film. Victoria, a waitress from work, lent me both CoS and FW.
That's about all I got for now, except that I just ruined Mr. Kearney's morning by giving him a paper to correct!
PS CLAUDIO SLIPPED ON A BANANA PEEL!!!!!!!