Cop Killers Reviews

  • Jan 14, 2011

    Sleazy, cheezy, dated (all good things) fun.

    Sleazy, cheezy, dated (all good things) fun.

  • Sep 20, 2010

    This one was something of a slog to get through, as the initial shoot-out isn't all that interesting, then we spend the rest of the film on the lam with two drug dealers arguing amongst themselves. One has found his taste for killing while the other wants to try and escape with as little violence as possible. It's an okay watch, I enjoy the 70's era scenery and background details, but that aside there's not a lot happening here. Rental?

    This one was something of a slog to get through, as the initial shoot-out isn't all that interesting, then we spend the rest of the film on the lam with two drug dealers arguing amongst themselves. One has found his taste for killing while the other wants to try and escape with as little violence as possible. It's an okay watch, I enjoy the 70's era scenery and background details, but that aside there's not a lot happening here. Rental?

  • May 21, 2008

    This is a pretty fun '70s grindhouse/exploitation action flick. A couple of small-time drug runners are making a trek across the Arizona desert, carrying a bag full of cocaine that they plan to sell for $80,000. Along the way they kill some cops (oh, and an ice cream vendor as well). They also take a female hostage along, who ends up falling for one of the drug runners. It stars Bill Osco and Jason Williams as the drug runners. Bill Osco was also a co-producer of the movie (as well as co-producer for other exploitation gems like FLESH GORDON, THE BEING, and the Herschell Gordon Lewis tribute film BLOOD DINER). Jason Williams acted in a string of exploitation films from the '70s up to the '90s. He's probably best known for playing Flesh Gordon. The acting in the film consists of bad acting, over-acting, and some really bad over-acting. And the dialog is unintentionally funny in many places; but for those who love '70s grindhouse cinema, you already know that this adds to the charm of these movies. This film is also of note because it marks the debut of special make-up FX genius Rick Baker (who would go on to win an Oscar for his work on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON in 1981). As far as the FX on this film, it's pretty minimal; mainly consisting of the aftermath of gunshot wounds. There's a couple of blood squibs and a spurting neck wound for good measure. The most gruesome effect is when one of the drug runners stomps on a cops face, breaking his cheek open and then proceeds to stab him in the chest a few times with a stiletto (the knife not the high-heel). Another highlight involves the theft of an ice cream truck (I guess they're not too worried about remaining inconspicuous). They end up making their deal in the middle of the desert with a bearded dashiki-wearing hippy dude and his two horny hippy-chick girlfriends. Right on!

    This is a pretty fun '70s grindhouse/exploitation action flick. A couple of small-time drug runners are making a trek across the Arizona desert, carrying a bag full of cocaine that they plan to sell for $80,000. Along the way they kill some cops (oh, and an ice cream vendor as well). They also take a female hostage along, who ends up falling for one of the drug runners. It stars Bill Osco and Jason Williams as the drug runners. Bill Osco was also a co-producer of the movie (as well as co-producer for other exploitation gems like FLESH GORDON, THE BEING, and the Herschell Gordon Lewis tribute film BLOOD DINER). Jason Williams acted in a string of exploitation films from the '70s up to the '90s. He's probably best known for playing Flesh Gordon. The acting in the film consists of bad acting, over-acting, and some really bad over-acting. And the dialog is unintentionally funny in many places; but for those who love '70s grindhouse cinema, you already know that this adds to the charm of these movies. This film is also of note because it marks the debut of special make-up FX genius Rick Baker (who would go on to win an Oscar for his work on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON in 1981). As far as the FX on this film, it's pretty minimal; mainly consisting of the aftermath of gunshot wounds. There's a couple of blood squibs and a spurting neck wound for good measure. The most gruesome effect is when one of the drug runners stomps on a cops face, breaking his cheek open and then proceeds to stab him in the chest a few times with a stiletto (the knife not the high-heel). Another highlight involves the theft of an ice cream truck (I guess they're not too worried about remaining inconspicuous). They end up making their deal in the middle of the desert with a bearded dashiki-wearing hippy dude and his two horny hippy-chick girlfriends. Right on!

  • Mar 23, 2008

    Great drunken fun for the scenes of pointless carnage, like the hilarious EeeGee's ice cream man murder, but leaden pacing and amateurish acting and camera work bog down the proceedings. Definitely great for a flick to watch with a few beers if you have a sick sense of humor.

    Great drunken fun for the scenes of pointless carnage, like the hilarious EeeGee's ice cream man murder, but leaden pacing and amateurish acting and camera work bog down the proceedings. Definitely great for a flick to watch with a few beers if you have a sick sense of humor.

  • Mar 17, 2008

    Starring Flesh Gordon himself! I do believe that this 1973 film was made for a measly 50 grand in an attempt to make some quick cash which would in turn be used to complete production on several porno films which had been seized by the FBI.

    Starring Flesh Gordon himself! I do believe that this 1973 film was made for a measly 50 grand in an attempt to make some quick cash which would in turn be used to complete production on several porno films which had been seized by the FBI.

  • Patrick D Super Reviewer
    Feb 20, 2008

    On sheer independant b-movie fantastic I would love to rate this film higher, but alas I should be honest. This is really strickly for fans of the genre I feel though. It's very disturbing at parts too and has everything you'd want in this kind of film. It also in a way operates as a counter to Easy Rider, it's a road movie for sure, where they are on a similar mission yet it's easy to see that the love generation is over. On that level it's actually quite great.

    On sheer independant b-movie fantastic I would love to rate this film higher, but alas I should be honest. This is really strickly for fans of the genre I feel though. It's very disturbing at parts too and has everything you'd want in this kind of film. It also in a way operates as a counter to Easy Rider, it's a road movie for sure, where they are on a similar mission yet it's easy to see that the love generation is over. On that level it's actually quite great.

  • Jun 26, 2007

    A loveably bad piece of 70s grindhouse cheese. "They decided... to get away with it!"

    A loveably bad piece of 70s grindhouse cheese. "They decided... to get away with it!"