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Ridiculously Overrated - 5/12/2010 1:09:24 PM   

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I don't understand why there's so much hype surrounding the picture. It's seems like little more than a vehicle to get Cage back into gritty dramas. The problem isn't the acting either, as most of the cast do an amiable job. It's the fault of the nonexistent plot, the terrible set pieces, and the abominable script that screams 'cheese' from the word go. It's not a total write off, but this is nowhere near as good as the hype would have you believe

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Fun, Rewarding and Reliably Good. - 22/12/2010 2:31:28 PM   
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This was hands down one of my films of the year.
Along with all the extremeness it doesn't forget to have some fun.
Cage is a joy to watch and the rest of the cast back him up well in my opinion.
They really don't make many of 'em like this any more.

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- 27/3/2011 8:40:17 PM   

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
Finally we can ditch the premise that Nicolas Cage can`t act. In Herzog`s 2 hour trip he finally proves otherwise and shows that he really can act. He gives a carreer-best performance. His creating of the excentric character Terence McDonagh fits perfectly into the messed-up world that Herzog brings to the screen. Those two things combined turn this into a very fine film with some wonderfull dark humour.


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RE: - 16/5/2011 9:45:04 AM   


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Finally got round to seeing this on the weekend and was really looking forward to it. Have to say though - extremely disappointed. Despite only being just over 2 hours it seemed to go on forever, with about 5 different endings after which they decided to finally end it mid-scene!
Sure, maybe I didn't 'get it' and it was actually hilarious but to be honest there seems to be a fine line between a 'cult/arthouse' film and one that's just plain shit.
I know it was supposed to be a character study but after 2 hours I didn't feel like I knew Nic Cage's character or motivations at all. He seemingly goes from model cop to twisted drug addict via a simple '6 months later' slugline with no explanation of how he got there. Is he taking drugs for the pain? Is it for pleasure? Was he always corrupt or this a recent shift? How did he end up dating a prostitute? I think the whole film would have been a lot more interesting if it had focused on this 6 month period after his injury rather than what came after, showing us his gradual slide off the rails - that might have been an actual character piece.

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"thats attempted bribory" - 19/11/2011 8:39:38 PM   
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1st of all try and remember when Val Kilmer was actually in a good movie that wasn't a straight-to-DVD-movie...enough said this movie is one of the best films of the year it was made Herzog shines and Cage is at one of the peaks of his career in this movie......

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a bloody good film it is! - 8/1/2012 4:46:47 PM   
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Nic Cage has an amazing talent as an actor, he has those occasional films like this one which he does every once in a while ranging from Leaving Las Vegas, Red Rock West and Adaptation if only he could do more films like this, p.s. Kick Ass was pretty awesome too!

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Review - 14/2/2012 2:01:41 PM   
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Befitting its unorthodox origins, this Bad Lieutenant benefits from Werner Herzog's typically fearless direction and a delightfully unhinged Nicolas Cage in the title role.

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Mad Lieutenant - 5/3/2012 5:26:32 PM   
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This film is just fucking nuts and had me laughing out loud on more than one occassion - when he's trying to extract information from the old granny and her carer I mean it was pure insanity and completely hilarious


I mean what the fuck


The look on Nicolas Cage's face after the gangster gets shot and his 'soul starts dancing' is priceless 1:45

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- 10/5/2012 2:32:02 AM   
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Five stars? hilarious

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