Cop Land (1997)
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The second film from writer/director James Mangold, the corruption drama Cop Land stars Sylvester Stallone as Freddy Heflin, the much-denigrated sheriff of tiny Garrison, NJ, a community which -- thanks to a technicality -- is populated almost entirely by members of the New York City Police Department. When young cop Murray "Superboy" Babitch (Michael Rapaport) becomes embroiled in a controversial shoot-out which leaves two black youths dead, he apparently commits suicide rather than face the
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Cop Land shares its leading man's slow-wittedness, but also his likability.
It's pretty funny, actually, that Stallone gained 40 pounds to play this role, and what the movie needs more than anything else is to eat a salad and do some sit-ups.
Although too simplistic in its good-guys/bad-guys approach to morally and emotionally ambiguous material, Cop Land emerges as an absorbing and dramatic yarn about exposing the evil doings of some of New York's finest.
A solidly entertaining drama that stays true to the independent spirit of its filmmakers
A hugely underrated crime drama that deserves - nay, demands - serious revaluation, with Stallone impressing in what is arguably the performance of his career.
Top acting honors go to Ray Liotta as Gary Figgis, a cokehead cop who just might be Freddy's only friend.
not your traditional action flick, nor your traditional cop flick. It has elements of each, all wrapped up in a new type of story that drips in realism and gray characters.
A low-key tale of corrupt cops that recalls the gritty police procedurals of the 70s.
It sizzles toward an explosive and satisfying climax in which everything -- Stallone included -- fully bursts into life.
At times, it's like three episodes of NYPD Blue jammed together and whittled down to feature length.
It's an interesting parable/western and, perhaps, a start for Stallone's new career.
In the early '70s, people made movies like Cop Land all the time; Stallone is a reason they don't make them so often anymore. Maybethis is his way of making it up to us.
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