Bad Lieutenant

1992

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

45
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 37438

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Harvey Keitel as The Lieutenant
Paul Calderon as Cop #1
Paul Hipp as Jesus
1080p.BLU
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NC-17
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
P/S 6 / 42

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Corleone-29 8 / 10

I know there is no plot however...........

All right let's get this out of the way. This is not a great picture. In fact I will bet 98 percent of the public would find it absolutely repulsive. Make that 99 percent. Hell, even I didn't understand it the first time I saw it. But what I realized the second time was brilliant method acting. And that ladies and gents is what makes this film shine. There is no solid plot, no supporting characters, and no reason to feel anything but disgust for Harvey Keitel. However, you find me another actor who could have dug as low as Keitel did or take as many chances and I will bet you that it will take more than the time to cook a frozen cardboard pizza. It is hard to view a soiled life like Keitel was leading without being on the road yourself which wouldn't be pretty. The backdrop of a baseball series and Keitel losing chunks of money made it even crazier. Again I have to say absolutely great acting. Keitel has so many good scenes that this may be a career role for him. I give him a multitude of credit for taking the chance to play a totally unlovable character. Watch this movie at your own risk and know going in that this is an outlier in the sense of normal movie making. Don't bother grabbing a flashlight or even a spotlight and trying to find a plot. There isn't one. Just sit back and watch Keitel spiral down like a squirrel who missed the branch.

Reviewed by Peach-2 8 / 10

Dark and unforgiving.

Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant is one of the darkest films I have ever seen. I don't mean dark in the way that it was shot, but in the subject matter of the film. The movie is about a cop who is probably the lowest scumball in the history of modern cinema and how he tries to find redemption in solving the case of a nun who is raped inside a Catholic church. The film is very graphic and terribly depressing but that doesn't make it a bad film. It is well written, well edited by Anthony Redman, well shot by Ken Kelsch and very well directed by Abel Ferrara. The cast is pretty insignificant when you consider the whole film is about Harvey Keitel's character. Keitel is the complete center of this movie and he holds it together. His performance is one of the best in recent movie history and this film is worth watching just to see how far Keitel will go for his art.

Reviewed by Denniswatts1989 10 / 10

A Truly Amazing Performance

I don't like violent, bleak films. I hate Reservoir Dogs and despise Pulp Fiction. Harvey K here, however, is great. It is a fabulous performance. He portrays a fatally flawed character who wrestles with his demons. I don't understand why the aforementioned films are lauded as 'great' by so many people (to my mind idiots!) when he has this performance to his credit. This was violent in parts. It was difficult to watch on quite a few occasions, but it had purpose. It was shocking yet profound. I suppose what the other two films I have mentioned are supposed to be(?) It should be his most respected film, and not the utter rubbish alluded to above.

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