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  1. tyb's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Amateurish from start to finish. Ridiculously long takes that seem like padding for time, overall flat acting, especially from Kitano, strange writing cul-de-sacs, one-dimensional characters and an overall tone confusion exacerbated by odd soundtrack choices.

  2. Madeleine Davis's rating of the film Violent Cop

  3. Beatriz Ourique's rating of the film Violent Cop

  4. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Non il migliore dei suoi film, ma c'è una lunga lista di blasonati registi che un debutto così se lo sono solo sognato. Nonostante sia inerme vittima di numerosi clichè e dialoghi spesso piatti, Violent Cop è una convincente prova a livello di regia e cura della fotografia, soprattutto negli ultimi 20 minuti, quando la porta del magazzino regala un gioco di luce sublime. La nascita di un mito.

  5. Jason's rating of the film Violent Cop

    VIOLENT COP remains a stunning debut feature. It must have genuinely stunned, being as it is a fierce and destabilizing portrait of cold and cruel gangland warfare, as good as if not better than anything by Kinji Fukasaku (who was originally meant to direct it), directed by an ever-present comedian and TV personality. And of course it is funny, gleefully so (if nonetheless resolutely deadpan). A master arrives.

  6. Joaquín Font's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Hermosa en su condición de violencia pura. Takeshi hace aquí un placer de ser director y actor a la vez, de ser verdugo y víctima. Más allá de ser una historia simple, se plantean problemas éticos reales, problemas que se articulan bajo una fotografía, preciosas tomas largas y una acción de corte fino.

  7. Tibulle85's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Un polar brut de décoffrage...Une première œuvre assez mineure pour Kitano, qui veut tellement mettre en avant son amoralisme et son cynisme qu'elle tombe souvent dans l'excès et la caricature. Kitano n'avait pas encore trouvé son "ton". Par ailleurs, le montage m'a à plusieurs reprises semblé bien maladroit. Dispensable.

  8. Galou's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Pas le meilleur Kitano. On aime les personnages, on aime retrouver ce personnage hirsute, qui emmerde tout, violent mais avec une droiture bien à lui. Mise en scène rien de folichon et un scénario qui s'emmêle un peu.

  9. Superfrog's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Bits of cool acting, bits of extending of the genre of the bad cop, bits ov interesting acting through not trying to act. Overall not that grand.

  10. Didonne's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Un film d'hommes cultivant le culte de la violence salvatrice. Bof !

  11. Alexis Feix's rating of the film Violent Cop

  12. FISCHER's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Sortie tardivement sur les écrans français, (neuf années après sa réalisation) une oeuvre importante de Takeshi Kitano qui annonce déjà ses réussites ultérieures... www.cinefiches.com

  13. Samuel Righi's rating of the film Violent Cop

  14. Mark Tallo's rating of the film Violent Cop

  15. Mighty Quinn's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Awesome music and skillful dircetion from first timer Takeshi Kitano, who also plays the lead, a brutal detective who isn't really much of an anti-hero, but just a straight up bastard. The film sort of justifies his actions at first, even if he's a bit out of order, but in the end violence leads only to more violence. The ending was disappointing, and the relationship with his sister could've been more developed.

  16. Egoisms's rating of the film Violent Cop

    The chase scene is one of the most perfectly scored scenes I've ever had the pleasure of watching.It's also one of the most memorable. The anti-climactic chase on foot, the abortive and seemingly hopeless twists and turns of the chase in the car, and the explosively brutal and fatally brief outbursts of violence on either end of the chase proper give the whole scene an air of dreamy nonchalance cut through by menace.

  17. weinbrandbabsi's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Kitano's first work is a mindblowing study into the nurture of violence, in it's mechanisms, it's social context and it's reproduction. With a more than almost deterministic chain of cause&effect Kitano pushes us down the road, constantly showing recripocal, structural character of violence. There is no crime movie, no riddles, just violence - and a masterpiece of perspective.

  18. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film Violent Cop

    The reincarnation of Jean-Pierre Melville.

  19. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Violent Cop

    Kitano's first is not as developed, yet has quirks in terms of style and the usual dark humor. It's also scattershot in flair, ultimately seeming routine in terms of plot and non-affecting in terms of story. Kitano often communicates emotion sans dialogue, but when the camera lingers on him in this one he seems more robotic, rather than a tortured soul. The flippantly violent and bleak finale is memorable, though.

  20. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film Violent Cop

    What starts as a black comedy police flick progresses into a story about two inhumanly bloodthirsty lunatics hell-bent on burning the world down around the other. Mean as hell, almost comically cynical. A Jim Thompson-style morality play from the 1980s that couldn't have come from anywhere but Japan.

  21. Johnny Mislow's rating of the film Violent Cop

    A bit disapointing in terms of plot. Great technique tho, beautifully simple and straight-forward shots.

  22. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film Violent Cop

  23. Jeremy Ashlyn's rating of the film Violent Cop

  24. nietzschicharonsky's rating of the film Violent Cop

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