Cop Car Reviews

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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 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.
August 27, 2015
Despite the occasional pothole, Cop Car is an arresting ride.
August 13, 2015
[Cop Car features] the most evil monologue of the year. Perfectly, horribly, fantastically chilling.
August 13, 2015
"Cop Car" has two kids at its center, but don't mistake this taut, wicked little thriller for a children's film.
August 13, 2015
With his sense of black humor and with a coldly calculating view of a world determined by intransigent laws of physics, Watts recalls the Coen brothers of "Blood Simple."
August 13, 2015
Bacon can play just about anything, and he's having a good time here as a guy not quite smart enough to keep himself out of trouble, but wily enough to try to dig himself out of it. It's fun to watch.
August 13, 2015
"Cop Car" builds up a nice, suspenseful head of steam, mixing dark comedy and true creepiness in such a way that one mood never overwhelms the other.
August 10, 2015
There's something mythic about the story unfolding before us, but the film avoids self-importance.
August 7, 2015
Cop Car is a movie that prioritizes a child's-eye view to merciless effect, even as it deals with corruption, drugs, and murder.
August 7, 2015
The plot description is a good old-fashioned okey-doke, a distraction that lulls you with its absurdity so you'll be blindsided by the lean, suspenseful and effective movie director Jon Watts delivers.
August 6, 2015
There's no denying Watts' skill at a certain kind of desolate cat and mouse, but it's in the service of what is ultimately a somewhat heartless exercise.
August 6, 2015
Cop Car feels like a great short stretched into a mediocre feature.
August 6, 2015
Part of what makes "Cop Car" such easy viewing is that it doesn't ask much of you narratively or ethically.
August 6, 2015
What feels like an accidental mashup of two great pop styles - "Stand By the Killer Inside Me" - soon turns into a nice, grim little entertainment all its own.
August 6, 2015
Watts demonstrates a sadistic patience that's refreshing, especially compared to the usual blockbuster breathlessness.
August 5, 2015
Scenes that should take 30 seconds take three minutes. Writer-director Jon Watts does successfully channel childhood, though: He's like a kid short of ideas who triple-spaces his book report.
August 5, 2015
Despite the real, bloody stakes, "Cop Car" keeps a boyish sense of action and adventure through to a twist ending. You have a right to remain thrilled.
August 4, 2015
The film soars early as a fantasy steeped in life and crashes into a drag of a crime drama, one ripped from the movies rather than anyone's idea of small-town Colorado.
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