Rampart Reviews

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
August 11, 2014
A powerful portrait of a seriously damaged, both internally and externally, man.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 14, 2012
IN case you needed it, this unsettling cop drama is further proof that Woody Harrelson is one of the most underrated actors going round.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2012
A film saddled with a melodramatic script that would serve better as a TV pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
No thrills, no secret plots, and no obvious politics, "Rampart" is a powerful and moving look into an empty person.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
August 5, 2012
This movie feels too undecided. The movie is so intent on not being "Training Day" that it just isn't "Training Day" enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 17, 2012
Woody Harrelson is mesmerising as the anti-hero of gripping crime drama Rampart, but his pill-popping, booze-swigging, suspect-beating dirty cop, is so irredeemably unsympathetic that you almost wish he weren't so compelling to watch.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
June 3, 2012
Ultimately Rampart is Harrelson's showcase, and he takes full advantage of fleshing out a complex role.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 16, 2012
When Steve Buscemi is playing a district attorney, you know you're in a moral quagmire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
Rampart is a hypnotic, subjective, immersive experience into the deepest depths of a character that you love to hate. It's powerfully ambiguous filmmaking; and you need to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 9, 2012
The incendiary dialogue -- as much a performer's showcase as is a jazz instrumentalist's solo -- is signature Ellroy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 29, 2012
A nightmarish, hallucinatory film, bathed in raw neon colors and with style to spare, and with a blistering central performance by Woody Harrleson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 16, 2012
Harrelson is riveting as a man without redeeming qualities or hope of redemption being driven to madness by personal demons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 12, 2012
Harrelson scorches the earth.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 9, 2012
Rampart is more of a character study than any sort of crime procedural, and it's all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
March 9, 2012
The performances are uniformly excellent and the film looks great, thanks in no small part to the cinematography of Bobby Bukowski...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 7, 2012
Harrelson is utterly captivating, as the sort of bitter, corrupt L.A. cop you would imagine holding down Rodney King with a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Sorrento
Film International
March 5, 2012
Like the myth of the American West in a related genre, Dave reflects on an ideal past that never really was.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 2, 2012
The dark feeling it captures is more important than the details of the hazy plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 2, 2012
A movie with a literary heartbeat.
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 1, 2012
It's a remarkably compelling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
November 9, 2011
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