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The most corrupt cop you've ever seen on screen
Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Ahhh, the film that made Woody Harrelson the most hated man on Reddit (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you have some reading to do my friend -- www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/p9a1v/im_woody_harrelson_ama/). He was slaughtered, teased, provoked and assaulted (all verbally of course) and now he's out to take revenge in 'Rampart.' An engaging tale about a contemptible, rebellious cop whose life takes a continuous downward spiral as he struggles to keep his position on the police force.
David Brown (Woody Harrelson) is articulate, intelligent, sharp, a womanizer, sick, ruthless, racist, misogynistic, brutal and most importantly, heartless. David Brown is many things, but the skill that often triumphs over his other attributes is his ability to hide. Hide his negative personality…
Another cop film. What a surprise. Woody Harrelson is still fantastic here while playing a jackass. If I had his job then I might be a creep as well. I shouldn't feel sorry for such a character, but Harrelson makes you care about his situation that feels like entrapment. However, its still an average film at best. Director Oren Moverman does a fine job even if it lacks the emotional punch of his previous effort and at times the narrative feels a little muddled.
There's some family drama here that flows well with the narrative at first. Then it just goes away. Ben Foster shows his ability to be unrecognizable. A well paced film that showcases the range of the actors involved. The ending is very abrupt and makes the film all the more forgettable.
Oren Moverman is obviously someone to watch. I've now bought both of his feature length movies and been impressed by both. "Rampart", his second film to feature both Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster is a controversial look at a LAPD police officer whose about as dirty and corrupt as they come.
Woody Harrelson in the last few years has gone through a bit of a renaissance with some impressive turns in everything from bit parts to headline star. Little roles in the likes of "No Country For Old Men" have elevated his persona as a guy you can rely on. Moverman has obviously got a lot of faith in what Harrelson brings to his roles and with a script here…
Woody Harrelson stars an old-school and corrupt LA police officer who is marginalised and isolated by both his superiors and complicated personal life. In the past ten years we have seen a number of films exploring dirty and misanthropic officers trying to work the system to their own advantage. What separates Rampart is that, whilst he is just as bad and brutal as his cinematic cousins (perhaps even more so), he is fully aware that he is constantly sinking.
Harrelson delivers his best performance in years. He is a chain smoking, articulate and volatile figure that is on the brink of blowing at any moment. He consumes the film because he is the film. He is in every scene to…
Aside from some actually quite good camerawork, this essentially relies on the cast to carry it forward. And by the cast, I mainly mean Woody Harrelson. His performance as a corrupt cop slowly coming to terms with a career of cover-ups, bribery and general misdeeds is simply brilliant, switching between stoic, unfazed, brutal and emotional with ease. Likewise the supporting cast, especially Anne Heche and Cynthia Nixon as Harrelson's ex-wives, is also pretty decent and the script gives you some dialogue that isn't all that bad as well.
So why only three and a half stars? The pacing. For a film with an hour and 40 minute run time, it feels like it goes on for a hell of a…
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It's a character study that found it's perfect actor. To me Woody Harrelson is at his best when he's playing a man coming apart at the seams. I'll also add that he doesn't create the same character each time or give the same performance either. Harrelson is often overlooked as a great actor and it's movies like this that remind us of his talent.
Despite its very flawed and often meandering script, the film is still an interesting character study about the life of a dirty cop caught up in the Rampart scandal in the late 1990s as it features a great performance from Woody Harrelson.
If you want to watch Woody Harrelson be a cop, watch True Detective.
If you want to watch Brie Larson get mad at her dad, watch Room.
And if you want to watch Robin Wright have sex with someone she shouldn't, watch Forrest Gump.
For all three, you'd need RAMPART.
Really seemed to be in the same vein of David Ayer's work. The film is a real downer, but it is a story with a harsh subject. It is worth seeing because of the quality performances from the entire cast
Bad Lieutenant's boring, little, slimy brother. Sorry Woody, it's not your fault.
Nothing surprising, exciting, or interesting. I finished it and noted some history.
Succeeds in presenting the origin of frustration within the job of a cop and the resulting violence, which unfortunately doesn't include that it does that in an exceptional, creative way. Despite an outstanding performance of Harrelson and some in fact appropriate unpleasant scenes, "Rampart" is a little drag to watch.
Besides that I really wonder if there was a specific purpose in the short appearance of all these well known faces...
Oren Moverman’s character study Rampart has a ferocious lead turn by Woody Harrelson but it feels short of being a riveting film. Harrelson plays a sociopathic, conflicted LAPD and the film follows his life after being caught of beating a suspect on video. I just wish that the film is done within the lines of Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, another film focusing on conflicted everymen, because this character deserves a bit of vitality which I didn’t find in this film. The film is seasoned with great actors and performances but it’s not enough to overcome the film’s meandering, lifeless narrative. Overall Rampart is worth the watch for Harrelson’s committed turn, but other than that, it’s forgettable piece of drama
me whenever brie larson wasn't on screen: 😴😴😴
I find Woody Harrelson pretty scary here. He's a character that's well versed with the harsh realities of the concrete jungle and he has no problem abusing his powers as an enforcer of the law. Why? Fuck people, that's why...
I do find myself sympathizing with some of the character's sentiments.
Nicely written. Great performance from the lead actor.
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