Bad Lieutenant Reviews

  • Feb 04, 2019

    not so bad movie about a terrible cop

    not so bad movie about a terrible cop

  • Nov 15, 2017

    Harvey Keitel delivers one of his career's best as the titular self-loathing and unredeemable corrupted cop given a short glimpse of redemption in a close encounter with a raped nun but only to be taken away as a retribution for his sins.

    Harvey Keitel delivers one of his career's best as the titular self-loathing and unredeemable corrupted cop given a short glimpse of redemption in a close encounter with a raped nun but only to be taken away as a retribution for his sins.

  • Aug 24, 2017

    This is not a crime thriller or police procedure, but a drama with elements of those genres in it. It's a disorienting, one-way trip to hell that is uncomfortable to watch, but truly rewarding for fans of Keitel and subtly deliberate character studies.

    This is not a crime thriller or police procedure, but a drama with elements of those genres in it. It's a disorienting, one-way trip to hell that is uncomfortable to watch, but truly rewarding for fans of Keitel and subtly deliberate character studies.

  • Aug 09, 2017

    A hell of a film. Bad Lieutenant is extremely gritty and disturbing, with a fantastically committed performance from Harvey Keitel and an "independent as fuck" feel. It definitely meanders, though, and there is WAY too much talk of baseball, but overall Bad Lieutenant is a movie that deserves to exist.

    A hell of a film. Bad Lieutenant is extremely gritty and disturbing, with a fantastically committed performance from Harvey Keitel and an "independent as fuck" feel. It definitely meanders, though, and there is WAY too much talk of baseball, but overall Bad Lieutenant is a movie that deserves to exist.

  • May 08, 2017

    Nah, a lot of really long scenes with the same lines repeated or silence. Random scenes to confuse you and a bad wookie noise.

    Nah, a lot of really long scenes with the same lines repeated or silence. Random scenes to confuse you and a bad wookie noise.

  • Apr 21, 2017

    1958 Was 34 Years Old In 1992 And 1923 Was 69 Years Old In 1992.

    1958 Was 34 Years Old In 1992 And 1923 Was 69 Years Old In 1992.

  • Apr 12, 2017

    Story about a narcissistic gambler alcoholic cop. Harvey Keitel is brilliant and should have won an award. Not many actors can kneel in the middle of a church crying and be convincing. One of my favorite movies.

    Story about a narcissistic gambler alcoholic cop. Harvey Keitel is brilliant and should have won an award. Not many actors can kneel in the middle of a church crying and be convincing. One of my favorite movies.

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    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
    Jan 04, 2017

    A film designed to make you sick. It's part moral tale, part neo-noir. Ferrara crafted an extremely unlikeable film with obnoxious characters, but realistic enough to make you think about the consequences of your each action if you don't learn to repent.

    A film designed to make you sick. It's part moral tale, part neo-noir. Ferrara crafted an extremely unlikeable film with obnoxious characters, but realistic enough to make you think about the consequences of your each action if you don't learn to repent.

  • Oct 31, 2016

    raw and brutal. independant film must-have with a indy film darling in Harvey Keitel.

    raw and brutal. independant film must-have with a indy film darling in Harvey Keitel.

  • Aug 18, 2016

    Bad Lieutenant (1992) C-96m. ??? D: Abel Ferrara. Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon. Drab, bleak, but effectual look at immoral policeman's investigation of young nun's deflowering. How much you enjoy this film will depend on how much you sympathize with Kietel--and how much you stomach his wrong decisions; not entirely successful, but still interesting. Rated NC-17 for full-frontal Keitel.

    Bad Lieutenant (1992) C-96m. ??? D: Abel Ferrara. Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon. Drab, bleak, but effectual look at immoral policeman's investigation of young nun's deflowering. How much you enjoy this film will depend on how much you sympathize with Kietel--and how much you stomach his wrong decisions; not entirely successful, but still interesting. Rated NC-17 for full-frontal Keitel.