Anyone who refuses to appreciate Nic Cage is wrong. There's always bizarre entertainment to be found in his performances, even the bad ones. And this is certainly not one of the bad ones.
• Crazy Cage does drugs and goes even more insane than the usual
• The legend of the soul who can break dance
• Iguanas and alligators pretty much steal the show here
• Nicolas Cage will make your grandma crap her pants
• Nicolas Cage totally breaks bad and yet gets rewarded for it
• The "Oh/yeah/Whoa" dude
• Gets slow and tedious whenever they go to the Lieutenant's father house
• Not enough screen time for Crazy Cage
• The dramatic scenes don't really work with the overall feeling of satire in the film
Iguanas and dancing souls? Well that was really different...
"It's amazing how much you can get done when you've got a simple purpose guiding you through life."
"Do fish have dreams?"
Surprisingly poor for a Herzog movie.
At its core, it's a stale, uninspired, and uninteresting cop drama. In execution, the unbridled absurdity of Nicolas Cage's acting and Werner Herzog's directing make Bad Lieutenant fun to watch. There's some legitimate tension built towards the end as the pieces fall into place, and it's not really bad. In the end however, it's all about Nicolas Cage threatening old ladies and one minute shaky cam scenes focusing on iguanas.
Wish I liked this movie as much as I want to like it.
Werner Herzog is one of the greatest living directors. Off of the top of my head, I can not think of anyone who has more range than Herzog. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans might not be Herzog's best effort, but it sure is the most fun. Nicolas Cage is one of my favorite actors. He makes anything worth watching. If seeing Nicolas Cage constantly doing bumps of cocaine, talking about his Swiss cotton underpants, and hallucinating…
-actors doing a good job for once in their life
-twangy folk/blues music
Yep, this was a film from Werner Herzog.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans gives audiences one of Nicolas Cage's best performance since his Oscar-winning turn in Leaving Las Vegas over a decade and a half ago (put geography in the title and Cage must be golden)!
Cage has "mastered" the art of playing the off-kilter and it is generally overdone and/or disasterous while he has played "normal" only a few times. Bad Lieutenant sees Cage in full-blown sleaze and delirium as Terence McDonough, a New Orleans…
"Do fish have dreams?"
Continuing the Nicolas Cage season: Unpredictable, surprising and fucking zany. Magical allegory and exaggeration keeps you gripped and laughing.
Still good! Introduced cousin BowTy to it, with Sean, Shannon, Max, and Mary.