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Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop



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Set in early 1990s Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
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Release date is currently set for the coming weeks in New York and L.A., with a later expansion come January or so.

Looks pretty good, and the cast is solid.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

They should make a TV show based on this!
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Wow, that's a ridiculous cast. However, this looks like one of those films that, even if it is technically excellent, I would have a difficult time watching and genuinely enjoying.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Looks good, but the "most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen" line?

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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Woody plays a corrupt cop... sounds very direct-to-video-ish.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

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Woody plays a corrupt cop... sounds very direct-to-video-ish.
From the writer/director of the excellent The Messenger and this cast? Not even a little bit.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

That tagline with the "on screen" addendum inadvertently makes it seem like they're being deferential to The Shield. And yeah as someone mentioned, the title too.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

I'm game for this.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Definitely game for this one. Even though this has a pretty good cast it looks like an Indie film. I assume it's getting limited release.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

I don't quite understand the cast comments. Are you making fun of the cast? I really can't tell.

Anne Heche, Ice Cube and Cynthia Nixon sure isn't anything to get excited about.

Woody is fine and I like Sigourney Weaver. Robin Wright is meh and Ned Beatty hasnt been in much as of late. That just leaves Buscemi. Buscemi is great, but I'm sure he'll just play the creepy guy that ends up getting killed, like pretty much all of his roles.
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It's a good cast. End of story.
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It's a good cast. End of story.
If you say so. I'm off to watch Sex in the City, Six Days and Seven Nights and Are We There Yet.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
They should make a TV show based on this!


I thought the same thing.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Yeah, I'm wondering if they threw out the "most corrupt cop you've ever seen on the screen" line is them one upping Bad Lieutenant? I mean, most people are going to think of it when they hear most corrupt cop. It seems like he just might be, but whatever.

The film's trailer was pretty solid and it has me interested. What can I say, Moverman seems like he knows what he's doing so I will see it.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Jason Bailey, 3 stars
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I enjoyed it. Real good performance by Woody Harrelson.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

74% on RT, but none of my go-to critics have weighed in yet.

Update: Berardinelli posted his review this morning. 2 1/2 stars.

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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

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74% on RT, but none of my go-to critics have weighed in yet.

Update: Berardinelli posted his review this morning. 2 1/2 stars.
It's not a best picture type of thing, but it is good. Woody is great and the cast is interesting.

Def worth seeing.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Denzel Washington played a corrupt LA cop in "Training Day" and did shit on the side to support his kids and family.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Waiting for this to come out still. Roger Ebert posted his review today, 4 out of 4 stars.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

It's been a while since I watched this, but it is a solid performance by Woody in a pretty run of the mill film.

Woody's performance makes the film worth watching, but the movie in whole is nothing to write home about.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Thinking about renting this. Is it worth it?
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I'm really looking forward to it, after like 5 months of it being unavailable or in very limited release.
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Finally saw this, and glad I did. A very small, low budget film. Nice cast and a great performance by Woody. The script was the weakest link, especially the
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unresolved ending. The movie just ends while he's driving, nowhere in particular. I thought he'd get arrested, or killed, or make up with his family...nope, it just ends almost as if the production team ran out of money and had to cut the film there.


Worth a rental at least.

Grade: 3 1/2 stars out of 5
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Re: Rampart (Moverman, 2011) - Woody Harrelson as a corrupt cop

Saw this a week or so ago as well, forgot to mention it here. Not as good as I had expected, but a good performance from Woody. I saw the Thanksgiving Orphans episode of Cheers immediately before, to contrast.

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