Reviews and Problems with Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call - New Orleans
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Wickedly funny black comedy that borders on satire - fantastic acting by all involved and just one hell of a ride
21 July 2014
Summary: This film was not at all what I expected from Herzog - I haven't laughed so much in a long time during a movie. What we've got here is an over the top, crazy ride with the best Nic Cage in years.
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...
Summary: I'm not very sure if I could consider this as an actual remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film, "Bad Lieutenant" (Since both movies have almost no similarities in what concerns to plot, character and development)so I won't make any comparison between those two films: Instead of that, I prefer to say...
Summary: Very well made with a few quirky effects… I loved 'Iguana-cam' particularly (you'll know what I mean if you've seen it). But the thing that stands out most about this picture is the performance of Nicolas Cage as Terence McDonagh; they say for every three duds there's one outstanding one… and...
Excerpt: One thing is for sure, you'll not be bored watching this movie. This is the sort of movie that you can't just walk away from, even if you think it sucks at the begining, during the middle or even at the end. This movie has more twist, turns, ups, downs that I've ever seen before.
Summary: This wildly entertaining police drama, which takes place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, begins with a police officer being decorated and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant after bravely saving the life of a prisoner who'd been trapped in a flooded cell.
Excerpt: I never really paid much attention to this movie when it came out, it's one of those films at the time that just slip by. Of lately Cage has made one bad movie after another. I have even said to my wife they should take back his Oscar.
Summary: One of Nicolas Cage's best performances. Extremely impressive. Didn't know this movie existed until it showed up on Encore and was it ever worth watching. Herzog and Cage give us a character that I both identified with and hated.