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Cop Land Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
Top acting honors go to Ray Liotta as Gary Figgis, a cokehead cop who just might be Freddy's only friend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 15, 2012
not your traditional action flick, nor your traditional cop flick. It has elements of each, all wrapped up in a new type of story that drips in realism and gray characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 9, 2008
Mangold certainly knew what he was doing when he cast Keitel and De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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April 9, 2008
Cop Land shares its leading man's slow-wittedness, but also his likability.
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Jack Kroll
April 9, 2008
Mangold is something of a pseudo-Scorsese.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
A good effort, but the star power on show throws the proceedings off kilter somewhat, hiking up an expectation that the film ultimately cannot live up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2008
A low-key tale of corrupt cops that recalls the gritty police procedurals of the 70s.
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Paul Tatara
April 9, 2008
It's pretty funny, actually, that Stallone gained 40 pounds to play this role, and what the movie needs more than anything else is to eat a salad and do some sit-ups.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide
April 9, 2008
It sizzles toward an explosive and satisfying climax in which everything -- Stallone included -- fully bursts into life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
April 9, 2008
Although too simplistic in its good-guys/bad-guys approach to morally and emotionally ambiguous material, Cop Land emerges as an absorbing and dramatic yarn about exposing the evil doings of some of New York's finest.
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Hollywood Reporter
April 9, 2008
A solidly entertaining drama that stays true to the independent spirit of its filmmakers
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 9, 2008
At its heart, the movie has a good story to tell: the lumbering oaf who's not nearly as stupid and not nearly as gutless as all the hot dogs from the big city think.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
The movie's no roller-coaster ride, but there isn't a boring moment either.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
At times, it's like three episodes of NYPD Blue jammed together and whittled down to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Mangold went to so much trouble to give Stallone a good role, but he forgot to write good parts for Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Annabella Sciorra and Cathy Moriarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The mystery suspense elements, however, grind from implausibility (the set-up), to cliché (the climax), with too much back story in between.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
It's an interesting parable/western and, perhaps, a start for Stallone's new career.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
In the early '70s, people made movies like Cop Land all the time; Stallone is a reason they don't make them so often anymore. Maybethis is his way of making it up to us.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 29, 2004
Rocky Balboa meets Donnie Brasco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 27, 2004
Stallone more than holds his own against an all-star ensemble cast; indeed, he soundly anchors the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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