Crown Vic Reviews

September 3, 2020
A tense and gritty crime drama which pulls no punches.
November 16, 2019
Writer-director Joel Souza's "Crown Vic" doesn't always balance those elements ideally, but it's still a respectable if non-revelatory cruise through a familiar terrain of mean streets and men in blue.
November 15, 2019
Souza and his cast explore a familiar milieu, and though they fall short of saying anything startlingly insightful about it, they do a fine job of making it feel real, and even vital.
November 14, 2019
Written and directed by Joel Souza, this gritty, compressed exercise in nocturnal suspense demonstrates both the power and vulnerability of the men in blue.
November 14, 2019
An old-fashioned cop drama with echoes of David Ayer's End of Watch, Crown Vic doesn't break any molds, but allows Thomas Jane yet another part that reminds one how grounded and resonant he can be in the right material.
November 12, 2019
A good film that unfortunately doesn't stand out from the crop. The performances by Thomas Jane and Luke Kleintank are solid and there are a few moments of real inspiration.
November 8, 2019
Crown Vic offers no ... sweeping sentiments, because it's too busy picking apart the mucky, gray morality of two men...
November 6, 2019
"Crown Vic" doesn't sustain a level of suspense and grim analysis throughout the entire endeavor, keeping the picture uneven, but still connecting with undeniable moments of clarity.
November 4, 2019
Overall, it's a very nicely made film, but its familiarity is likely to limit its audience potential and mean that [Joel] Souza's talent won't get the recognition it deserves.
October 11, 2019
The result isn't perfect, but there's enough to peek inside this complex argument surrounding the police with nuanced emotion.
October 3, 2019
Crown Vic proves to be a limited yet effective study of urban police work initiated by veterans who have gotten this far on street smarts and broken windows policing, rather than the new school of a community policing approach.
May 6, 2019
[Thomas] Jane is the glue and mortar.
May 2, 2019
Set over the course of one difficult night shift, Joel Souza presents a down-and-dirty look at the often thankless career of a beat cop in his gritty thriller.
April 29, 2019
Joel Souza hasn't reinvented the wheel with Crown Vic, but he has definitely sent it down a different road.
April 29, 2019
For all its familiar elements, Crown Vic is a well-made and strongly acted effort showing real talent on the part of its writer-director.