A good (recent) example of a film where the premise, cast of talent, and overall production quality is far better than the way it all works together. Disappointing, to say the least. The soft and slow pace contributed to a good built of tension in the first act, but the arse falls out of her by the time the final act rolls around.
thought i was going to get a stand by me kinda thing, but the movie got darker. which is good, because i'm not sure if it would have kept my interest otherwise. the tension increases palpably throughout the film, and the final scene is a good one. watched completely on a whim knowing nothing about it and i was pleasantly surprised.
Taut and stylish minimalist filmmaking; part-thriller, part-coming-of-age, part-neo-Western, and even detabably a road movie with no clear direction. Includes one of the most troubling, but intense monologues of recent memory, which takes place between a man and the two boys. The rest is here to enjoy and commend.
Avec un minimalisme très formel, Jon Watts parvient à faire naître une réelle tension de cette histoire improbable de gamins en fugue qui piquent une voiture de police. Il manque pourtant quelque chose dans cette ode à la liberté qui se termine mal. Son côté moral ou sa violence brute. On pense à Mud. On n'y est pas.
Una bella idea e una manciata di bravi attori, non serve altro a Jon Watts per confezionare un bel thriller, ricco di ironia e venature grottesche, teso e divertente al contempo, a cui non manca neppure quella malinconia tipica dei migliori "coming of age". Nulla per cui gridare al miracolo, ok. Ma quando con due soldi si tira su un prodotto del genere, un po' la fiducia nel mondo (cinematografico) ti torna.
Bel lavoro di Watts,che sulla base di una trama semplicissima sforna una buonissima pellicola di genere,con una tensione sempre costante ed un'ambientazione davvero ottima.Gestisce la doppia fase in maniera egregia(un pò alla Hill) e ogni colpo di scena non fa che arricchire il tutto.Non molte cose,ma solido e tutto ben fatto. Grandissimo finale.
Cop Car eschews exposition, backstory, and resolution, making it a non-complicated, easy-going time. Some benefits are Bacon's performance, as he portrays his corrupt character with sinister charm, and the naivety of the kids provides comedy relief. Yet, the climax feels generic, and the story lacks examination/analysis on its potential themes of corruption of innocence, making it much too shallow for its plot-line.
Kevin Bacon was mesmerizing to watch, in no small part due to the lack of dialogue. The slow and soft storytelling was engaging, but a major detraction for me was the characterization of the kids. Their naivety is taken to such an extreme that it inhibited my suspension of disbelief. Nonetheless, director and co-writer Jon Watts is now on my radar.
Kevin Bacon e i suoi baffi lasciano una macchina dello sceriffo incustodita. La trovano due ragazzini e lì si che son cazzi. Come c'è finita lì quella macchina? e riusciranno Kevin e il suo baffo a riacciuffare i due kidz? Pare una cazzata: invece regge ed è davvero ganzo.
No country for young men. Is there a truer nature in this world than children's mistrust of adults? Well perhaps the mistrust by animals of humans is equally rational. Pitch-perfect genre flick about the loss of innocence and a child's entry into the world of violence through the world of police and authority. Had so much fun watching this drunk at midnight with friends on a Friday.
A fun ride. You presumably aren't asking much of it. It certainly isn't asking much of you. There really aren't a lot of elements here. It's a nut-and-bolts genre operation. They don't exactly make 'em like this anymore, and the movie will doubtlessly appeal to those who wish they still did. Kevin Bacon is kind of bananas, but if you watch him carefully, there is actually some serious restraint going on. Too much?