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Copkiller (Corrupt) Reviews

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January 10, 2015
Harvey Kietel's character could act as a prequel to his performance of the Lieutenant in Abel Ferrara's 'Bad Lieutenant'. Plot is a bit wank and you have to wonder why he just didn't kill Johnny Rotten. Overall it glides at a nice pace and love the touch by Lydon with the Arsenal leather school bag. Had one myself in the 80's.
½ May 6, 2014
Keitel is as dependable as ever and Lydon is surprisingly watchable even if he does appear to be playing a version of himself but on the whole the film feels like a collection of ideas thrown together and nothing really works. Faenza's direction is dull and the film is so poorly lit that it makes the Dogma movement look positively mainstream and even the usually dependable Ennio Morricone can't supply a score that could be described as anything more than plodding.
August 13, 2012
Very enjoyable movie, although I hate the idea of Harvey Keitel being homosexual.
Super Reviewer
½ April 27, 2010
After watching a movie for the 1,000 time, It gets kinda boring
½ March 28, 2010
i wish someone would make their mindup over the title of this film,is it cop killer,the order of death,psyco cop etc????.
½ February 20, 2010
pretty bad 80's style thriller.clunky dialogue. John Lydon really wasn't really that bad....but can't say I would recommend. (free On demand this month)
January 30, 2010
Wow, why didn't anyone tell me there was a movie where Harvey Keitel is a corrupt gay cop who gets involved in a strange sadistic (psychological) relationship with Johnny Rotten and, at one point, keeps him locked in his bathroom and feeds with a dog-bowl? This is some cheesy bad Italian psychological thriller that really is totally incomprehensible on the level of plot. But, hey, it's totally worth watching.
October 14, 2009
Saw this again, since it had been a couple of decades. It still seems pretty poor, despite the great casting. Lydon does suck if considered as a serious actor, but his direct manner and aggression are a good counterpoint to Keitel. The gay BDSM content and role reversal are handled quite tamely, even for 1984. Morricone's score is barely present, largely relegated to a few key dramatic scenes. For Rotten/Keitel completists only.
½ July 28, 2009
Not for sensible people
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