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Rampart Reviews

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March 12, 2012
Harrelson scorches the earth.
March 9, 2012
Rampart is more of a character study than any sort of crime procedural, and it's all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2012
The performances are uniformly excellent and the film looks great, thanks in no small part to the cinematography of Bobby Bukowski...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 9, 2012
Where's it all go? Nowhere, really, just down a dirty, disappointing hole. Harrelson deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 7, 2012
Harrelson is utterly captivating, as the sort of bitter, corrupt L.A. cop you would imagine holding down Rodney King with a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 5, 2012
Like the myth of the American West in a related genre, Dave reflects on an ideal past that never really was.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 2, 2012
The dark feeling it captures is more important than the details of the hazy plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2012
A movie with a literary heartbeat.
March 1, 2012
It's a remarkably compelling film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2012
It ... teems with machismo, misogyny, racism and cruelty. And while it manages often to hold all of that awfulness at critical distance, you can sense an embrace as well.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 1, 2012
Brown is a sick man, but Harrelson makes him so interesting, so charismatic, so ... watchable, that you can't look away, even if his actions make you want to (and they will).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2012
Rampart's eccentricities will offend those committed to a straighter, chillier style, but its stylistic looseness only serves to underline Brown's utter disconnect from reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 29, 2012
The same measured calculation that went into casting big actors for small roles to keep the attention on Harrelson goes into many choices throughout Rampart, and though the effect can be frustrating, it feels correct.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2012
It confirms Harrelson's position as one of the best, most ambitious, least self-regarding actors at work today, and by the end he's compelled us to understand Brown and accord him a grudging respect.
February 25, 2012
Rampart is the Shame of police movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2012
Harrelson as the Anti-Christ copper doing his very best to unsettle the status quo ... makes a solid impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2012
Although it doesn't quite match LA Confidential for complexity and scale, it does capture some of the grit and dynamism of the author's hard-boiled style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2012
The film is shown from Brown's point of view, with Woody Harrelson, dominating every scene and giving the performance of his life, somehow imbuing this violent, bigoted misanthrope with personality, charm and humour.
February 24, 2012
Rampart is a film more about how scandal affects character and evolving mental state rather than the resolution of such scandal. And even though the movie is a bit formless and meandering, Harrelson's performance is certainly worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 24, 2012
Harrelson is riveting, and Moverman's gaze is unflinching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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