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Cop Land Reviews

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Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 15, 2004
Generally successful.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
No drama, suspense or excitement in this dud.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
A crisp and exciting police operation at the start of the movie and an equally exciting shootout at the end suggest that writer/director James Mangold has a nice touch with action. But Mangold's heart is in pregnant pauses and meaningful stares.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Cop Land is a movie that seems to have either too many subplots or not enough editing. It is either way too long or too short, depending on what it was meant to be in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It's a pleasure -- a relief, even -- to see that Sylvester Stallone can still act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Overall, try as it might, this isn't as good as a Scorsese film, but it's still a compelling picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Features Sylvester Stallone in his best performance since Rocky.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Stallone finds a good niche in this ensemble cop drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Stallone tem um de seus melhores momentos, desde 'Rocky', neste filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
This is a good filmthat could have been great if not for an act of well-intentioned, but misguided casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2001
There is nothing wrong with Stallone's performance, or anyone's - all the big names in this movie were working hard to make sense out of a painfully empty, stupid script.
Full Review| Original Score: 2
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Nearly down for the count in the movie ring, Stallone isn't just back in the fight. He's a winner.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Although Freddy Heflin is no Rocky, Stallone does an admirable job of bringing him across as a real person we can sympathize with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Whatever its limitations, Cop Land has talent to burn.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A compelling, if imperfect, motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Oh, the tyranny of being serious about your art: It's a shame when an actor like Sylvester Stallone, who's always at his most appealing when he just hunkers down and lets himself be a big galoot, feels he has to make a bid for respectability.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A movie with such a promising concept, so poorly executed, that it begs to be remade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Written and directed by James Mangold, the drama is dense but misses the moral complexities and grit, not to mention the oomph, of its urban predecessors.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
It's one of filmdom's more truthful fictions in recent years.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Stallone's honest and human portrayal of a decent man who's let too much go by makes this film work.
| Original Score: 82/100
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