Police Beat Reviews

March 3, 2019
A poetic character study etched in its primrose Portland, Seattle locations, "Police Beat" is a clear-eyed dissection of the immigrant experience in pre-smartphone America.
June 17, 2013
Police Beat is an object so gorgeously odd, and so completely at peace with its own oddness, it's hard to compare it to anything else.
August 3, 2006
A very strange but affecting movie.
July 14, 2006
Its dreamlike state makes for mesmerizing viewing.
July 13, 2006
There are great flashes of Mudede's potent prose and the main character is fascinating -- a Sengalese Seattle bike cop who is going through a separation from his girlfriend while witnessing crimes and misdemeanors throughout the city.
June 23, 2006
As in Mudede's column, the film's pleasures lie in the games it plays with language, in the way Seattle is rendered as a dreamscape both funny and frightening, in the way police work does battle with philosophy.
May 6, 2006
Distinctive, physically ravishing indie.
April 28, 2006
... a delicately funny tale about everyday surrealism.
April 25, 2006
Dreamlike in style, Police Beat is also a real-world vision of what American indies could be if they dared to recognize the drama in our own neighborhoods.