Cop Car Reviews

August 15, 2019
The good thing about the movie is that, with its eighty minutes, it is concise and clear as it develops practically in real time, which almost eliminates unnecessary pauses for exposure. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 2, 2019
This is a superb piece of film-making: tightly edited, fast-paced and incredibly entertaining.
March 7, 2019
Watching Cop Car is a piece of cake (that is if you aren't cursed with a weak stomach). It's a taut, propulsive midnight flick that puts its characters through the ringer without getting a speck of dirt on the audience's hands.
November 9, 2018
With its limited budget, seen in its rural-set locations and single-day narrative, director Jon Watts manages to produce something small and wonderful.
November 2, 2018
Infused with a youthful energy and a Coen Brothers-esque wit.
August 24, 2018
Showing as part of the American Dreams strand, Jon Watts's thriller shows how a little imagination can go a long way in compensating for a small budget, with twist piled upon swerve upon handbrake turn.
December 3, 2017
The final act feels like some demented love child between a Coen Brothers film and a Quentin Tarantino film, and it's freaking awesome
September 13, 2017
[Cop Car] doesn't offer much in the way of substantial character development, but that's not a deterrent when the fun twists keep coming.
August 24, 2017
Cop Car is a thriller, and a road thriller, but ultimately: a coming-of-age tale.
July 8, 2016
For the most part... this is what a b-movie should be: lean, mean, and filled with just enough longueurs to be evocative without slowing the pace.
May 31, 2016
Bacon is super-efficient and Watts maximizes his presence in Cop Car to a frighteningly claustrophobic and creepy factor, ridding every frame of extraneous detail or information.
April 9, 2016
An impossibly sparse indie thriller with a cast of five and not much more going on that its title suggests - which is precisely why it works.
April 5, 2016
Driven by gorgeous visuals and a constant sense of unease, Cop Car is refreshing and an effortlessly entertaining little thriller.
February 24, 2016
After all is said and done, Cop Car feels like half of a movie with no real ending.
September 28, 2015
As an envoy for beautifully lonesome wide open spaces and pure slow-burn suspense, it rattles along with undeniable know-how.
September 7, 2015
...deliberate yet evocative...
September 3, 2015
taut, lean, unapologetically gritty and downbeat tale about two runaway adolescent boys who happen upon a seemingly abandoned police car
September 1, 2015
... quirky, assured and unexpected ... fuses the nostalgic, kid's-eye-view tone of 'Stand by Me' with the grisly black comedy of 'Blood Simple.'
August 28, 2015
Watts walks us innocents out into the landscape where Hollywood has made its greatest myths and then removes the blindfold.
August 27, 2015
Anchored by solid performances and a taut script, Cop Car is a tension-filled thrill ride.