Cop Land Reviews

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Dragan Antulov
March 15, 2004
Generally successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
No drama, suspense or excitement in this dud.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
A crisp and exciting police operation at the start of the movie and an equally exciting shootout at the end suggest that writer/director James Mangold has a nice touch with action. But Mangold's heart is in pregnant pauses and meaningful stares.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Cop Land is a movie that seems to have either too many subplots or not enough editing. It is either way too long or too short, depending on what it was meant to be in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It's a pleasure -- a relief, even -- to see that Sylvester Stallone can still act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Overall, try as it might, this isn't as good as a Scorsese film, but it's still a compelling picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Features Sylvester Stallone in his best performance since Rocky.
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Stallone finds a good niche in this ensemble cop drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Stallone tem um de seus melhores momentos, desde 'Rocky', neste filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
This is a good filmthat could have been great if not for an act of well-intentioned, but misguided casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2001
There is nothing wrong with Stallone's performance, or anyone's - all the big names in this movie were working hard to make sense out of a painfully empty, stupid script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Nearly down for the count in the movie ring, Stallone isn't just back in the fight. He's a winner.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Although Freddy Heflin is no Rocky, Stallone does an admirable job of bringing him across as a real person we can sympathize with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Stallone's much ballyhooed performance is adequate for what he is. So he decided to drink a bunch of milkshakes and get fat--so what? Millions of Americans do that daily.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
This overstuffed and shallow film does not come close to meeting any epic aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A tip of the hat to the good intentions; it coulda been a contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
One of the better films I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
James Mangold's well constructed and compelling script gives plenty of opportunity for this star powered cast to shine, in a fascinating town where corruption reigns.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Sure, Stallone plays the good guy, and bullets occassionally fly, but there are actually characters and a plot involved here!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Mangold's daring use of Stallone, the quality of the acting ensemble, the depth of the characterizations, and the off-beat blend of Western motifs in a police drama all mark the director as a young filmmaker worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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