Excerpt: A corrupt New Orleans detective juggles his drug addiction, high class hooker girlfriend and gambling debts while trying to solve the gangland execution of a Senegalese family. Bad Lieutenant is a semi-remake of an extremely bleak and nihilistic Abel Ferrara film but its approach is rather more comic than the original, largely because of Nicolas Cage's typically eccentric performance.
Summary: I agree with sapien that the ending was a bit too tidy of a way to wrap things up - but overall it was a pretty good film and Nicolas Cage actually impressed me for once. Was it mind blowing? No - but it was a good crime drama.
Summary: Great performance by Nicolas Cage - it could very well be the top performance of his career. It could have been a really bad idea for Herzog to remake this movie, but in fact he knew what he was doing and it was probably better than the original version. Nice movie shot on location in NOLA. I'd see it again for kicks probably. Eva Mendes was just okay.
Summary: Really, the only part of this movie that I didn't like was the waaaaaay too happy ending. I mean, everything turned out ok in the end. And, it just didn't fit with the rest of the movie. But other than that, it's a good movie.
Excerpt: I was somewhat disappointed in this film but yet somewhat surprised. Nic cage is one of my least favorite actors and these movie shows yet again that he simply is not good at acting. Despite this major flaw, the story is decent. So I say the story is decent, but really it could have been a lot better. Think post Katrina with a couple of crooked cops. Sounds good, right? Well Herzog went lame and didn't show the true grit of the area.
Conclusion: Great perfromance by Cage as the drug addict cop! Almost a remake of the Abel Ferrera film even down to harassing club goers for drugs/sex, but it's not quite as powerful or shocking. Eva Mendes is great in the support role. Worth a look!
Conclusion: i have followed 'nicholas cage' movies since 'face/off' in which he was in my opinion, brilliant. the part he plays in this film is an example of him playing to his 'strength's' ....he does and has played this type of roll a few times, and was probably the obvious choice for the 'script' after an heroic rescue of a prisoner trapped behind bars as the flood waters rise, the injury 'terrence' suffers to his back during the rescue will stay with him all his days.