Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of Garrison, New Jersey, a small town that many NYPD officers call home. But when an officer is responsible for a violent incident involving a civilian, he leads his own investigation and uncovers a racially-charged conspiracy within the NYPD.
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It's as if assembling a dream team of Scorsese alums was supposed to naturally, effortlessly percolate into a great film. Instead, it quietly reminds us that Stallone is actually a decent actor, beyond the beefcake roles. Freddy's forlorn gaze at the NYC cops who dismiss him seems to mirror an actor's yearning to be taken seriously, to be given a chance. The story is weak but Sly does good.
this film is actually good. the only truly honest performance by sylvester stallone that wasn't some f'ing ego-trip or repeat of the same film made some 30 years ago. good cast, solid story, all around decent film.
This movie should have been titled Goodfellas part 2 - When you have a cast like De Niro,Kietel,Riotta,Stallone and a buch of actors from Sopranos. The performances lifts the film beyond the plot especially Stallone who uses his acting abilities more than his biceps - he is more like your neighbour than your local sheriff but that makes his character totally believable. This could have been a western but its not.
Although Sylvester Stallone ate piles of pancakes every morning to gain weight for this film, Cop Land is still worth seeing. A riveting take on cop movies, the director's cut of Cop Land is worth seeking out.
Yeah. It tries too hard but god damn if it doesn't succeed. Stallone is great. Especially when playing drunk. You can see his heart breaking as he slowly discovers more and more people aren't what they seem and have been betraying him for years.