• Eric Robert Wilkinson

    Watched by Eric Robert Wilkinson 18 Nov, 2009

    Werner Herzog’s The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans is some sort of wonderfully bizarre, ass-backward insane masterpiece. Here is a film that gradually and, if possible, subtly works its way over the top, only to double back and go over the top again. It is a madcap dive off the deep end, a spit in the eye to general narrative convention, formulaic cop dramas, basic common sense and any scintilla of good taste. You don’t like it?…


  • Clay

    ★★★½ Watched by Clay 30 Jul, 2015

    I'm mildly impressed with my first Werner Herzog film viewing, but there goes without saying that this needs to be compared to the original Bad Lieutenant. I think I would still give a slight edge to the original, but I will say that Herzog handled his film fairly well. With many similarities to the original, Herzog still manages to make this film his own and creates a worthwhile remake to a classic film.


  • fabitof

    ★½ Watched by fabitof 30 Jul, 2015

    Filme sem foco e com um péssimo Nicolas Cage. Definitivamente, não gosto do diretor.


  • filmnutreviewer

    ★★★★ Added by filmnutreviewer

    Nic Cage's best performance, so far


  • Reds Radar

    ★★★★ Watched by Reds Radar 23 Jul, 2015

    All I can is "Thank God for Nicholas Cage" He's far from consistent, but when he nails it, he really nails it.


  • Matt Thomas

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Thomas 17 Jul, 2015

    Such a wild and crazy film, whilst at the same time clearly have a disciplined and coherent director pulling it all together behind camera. Cage's performance is, for me, the best of his career. He just lets it all go without (mostly) slipping into histrionic mannerisms. His reaction at the iguanas is priceless.


  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matty Stanfield 28 Nov, 2009

    Rather than create a sequel, Herzog smartly remaked the infamous 1990's Abel Ferrara film.

    This time the setting is not NYC, but post-Katrina New Orleans. Herzog is not as interested in studying the ways years of struggle as a cop renders a man into a part of the problems the cop is intended to stop

    Herzog is more interested in exploring the way a growing addiction born of an on-the-job injury compromise his abilities to function as cop/investigator.

    Nicolas Cage…


  • Daniel Meschter

    ★★★ Watched by Daniel Meschter 11 Jul, 2015

    Herzog's directorial style has always verged on incoherence, and BL:PoC-NO packs a screenplay with massive tonal inconsistencies to boot. Nicolas Cage's manic energy and Herzog's depictions of his character's drug trips save the film, though. Seriously - only this director would have the balls to splice in footage of the camera getting up in the faces and frills of Cage's fantasy iguanas.


  • SammyBronkowitz

    ★★★★ Watched by SammyBronkowitz 09 Jan, 2012

    It has a very unique tone, somewhere between gritty cop drama and dark comedy with a karma message. Again it proved that Nic Cage isn't a bad actor, it's just that not every director knows how to use him right.


  • Arthur Azir

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Arthur Azir 10 Jul, 2015

    É fascinante a forma como Werner Herzog lida com os personagens, no mínimo excêntrico, em seus filmes. Aqui há mais um ótimo acerto: um Nicolas Cage inspirado num excelente personagem, entregando uma de suas melhores atuações.

    Terence (Cage) é um policial que não mede esforços para chegar a seus objetivos (porém, possui um certo censo moral um pouco distorcido), ama sua "família" e é inteligentíssimo. Só há alguns problemas: é viciado em apostas e drogas. Um personagem realmente complexo, e…


  • Gnske

    ★★½ Watched by Gnske 10 Jul, 2015

    Bland, despite the efforts of Nicholas Cage to make it a worthwhile comedy.


  • tttaub

    ★★★ Watched by tttaub 01 Jul, 2015

    Weiiiiird, and bad. Mostly bad. And weird. Not entirely without it's charms, even though they are mostly ironic.