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Cop Land Reviews

April 9, 2008
Mangold certainly knew what he was doing when he cast Keitel and De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 9, 2008
Cop Land shares its leading man's slow-wittedness, but also his likability.
April 9, 2008
Mangold is something of a pseudo-Scorsese.
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.
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.
April 9, 2008
A solidly entertaining drama that stays true to the independent spirit of its filmmakers
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.
April 9, 2008
The movie's no roller-coaster ride, but there isn't a boring moment either.
Top Critic
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.
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
May 11, 2001
Nearly down for the count in the movie ring, Stallone isn't just back in the fight. He's a winner.
January 1, 2000
Though at first Cop Land seems as if it will be an ensemble piece, it is, in fact, Stallone's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A compelling, if imperfect, motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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January 1, 2000
The film is probably best taken as an ultimately slight but still compelling Eastern that plays like a vintage Western about personal redemption.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 1, 2000
Whatever its limitations, Cop Land has talent to burn.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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.