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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Reviews

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Josh Winning
Little White Lies
May 20, 2010
Cage does bad so good. Hereâ(TM)s hoping he keeps the crazy coming.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2010
Cage and Herzog have created a superbly memorable lead character, and if the plot itself is curiously unmemorable, certain images will stay with you to the grave...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 20, 2010
In fusing European experimentalism and Hollywood boldness, Herzog has created a genuine oddity, a furious and unforgettable hybrid which may well prove to be 2010's most purely enjoyable moviegoing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 20, 2010
As his 1996 Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas proved, Nicolas Cage is at his best when sailing close to the edge with substance abuse, though some viewers will baulk when he takes out his misdirected anger on a defenceless old lady.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
May 20, 2010
Herzog has unique flair, but it's out of synch with the genre. As for Cage, he is a flailing madman and the only polite thing to do is look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
May 20, 2010
It's every cop show cliché reflected in a hall of mirrors -- wholly indecent fun.
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
May 20, 2010
As always with Herzog, the more eccentric scenes have an eerie, hilarious mastery. And only someone with the metaphysical élan of Herzog could pull off a film noir that takes place mostly in fierce sunlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 20, 2010
Viewers will fall into two camps -- those who think it's a mentally unstable mess, and those who think it's a work of insane genius. Can't it be both?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Smith
Radio Times
May 20, 2010
Nicolas Cage gives one of the best performances of his career in this borderline insane film...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Prince
Sky Movies
May 20, 2010
Despite ... minor gripes, this is Cage's best film in years, an anarchic gumbo of subverted cop thriller clichés and surreal set-pieces that's destined to become a cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
May 19, 2010
Certainly, it's not a stretch to suggest that Herzog has in Cage found his most simpático lead since the great Klaus Kinski.
Christopher Long
Cineaste Magazine
May 2, 2010
Iguanas aside, Cage's performance is the film's centerpiece. He starts at over the top and climbs ever higher...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 22, 2010
Somehow this is fun -- a result of a unique synergy between Cage and Herzog.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 18, 2010
This is the perverted delirious Bad Lieutenant to see.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
There is really no way to describe the playfulness and exquisite timing of the comedy in this film. It is partially Herzog's zany artistry, and partly Cage's masterful control of facial expressions and comic timing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
April 11, 2010
It really is a jungle out there, and Nicolas Cage delivers a mesmerizingly unhinged performance as Herzogian madman..
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 11, 2010
...a B movie worth seeing, but there are times the weirdness seems forced and the only thing that feels authentic is the suggestion that Cage might be more than a little mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Centered on a detective on the wrong side of the law, the film is manic its execution of plot, performance and photography.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
A tragedy replayed as farce, and probably the funniest film I've seen all year.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 12, 2010
Although it shares a title and a certain seedy charm with Abel Ferrara's 1992 "Bad Lieutenant," this remake really marches to the beat of its own, jittery, crack-addicted drummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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