• Thorin Mofdaat

    ★★★★★ Added by Thorin Mofdaat

    -actors doing a good job for once in their life
    -twangy folk/blues music
    -zany animals
    -human strife
    Yep, this was a film from Werner Herzog.

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  • Thomas Williams

    ★★★½ Added by Thomas Williams 2

    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…

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  • Matt J.

    ★★★★½ Watched by Matt J. 26 Feb, 2015

    "Do fish have dreams?"

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  • Dom Mayer

    Rewatched by Dom Mayer 17 Feb, 2015

    Continuing the Nicolas Cage season: Unpredictable, surprising and fucking zany. Magical allegory and exaggeration keeps you gripped and laughing.

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  • Chrisjof

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chrisjof 01 Jan, 2015

    Still good! Introduced cousin BowTy to it, with Sean, Shannon, Max, and Mary.

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  • Daniel Kibbe

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Daniel Kibbe 23 Feb, 2015 1

    Herzog and Cage hijack a mostly rote script, to turn a police procedural into what is basically a huge inside joke. Subtle absurdity undercuts the more traditional scenes, and Cage's unhinged performance pushes it to new levels. There's an interesting war between director and screenwriter here, literally culminating in the death of the pen and the victory of the auteur. And what a glorious victory it is: Dancing souls, possibly hallucinogenic iguanas, Val Kilmer's understated insanity, a guy named Goodhusband, war between man and nature, order and chaos - it's all so wonderfully Herzog. I love it.

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  • harrydcjackson

    ★★★★½ Watched by harrydcjackson 23 Feb, 2015

    Port of cool

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  • Alex Vlad

    ★★★★½ Watched by Alex Vlad 18 Feb, 2015

    "His soul's still dancing" = one of the greatest scenes of 2009. Overall pretty weird in a good way, which is to be expected when Herzog goes genre, but it's also hilarious and intense, with rattling direction in the most mundane moments. Of course it had to be this way, to comport Cage's extravagant performance: each frame reflects his everlasting drug-induced madness. Also, iguanas.

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  • Reinis Vaza

    ★★★★½ Watched by Reinis Vaza 14 Feb, 2015

    Nicolas Cage was born to play these kind of roles.
    So much fun!

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  • kungen

    ★★★ Watched by kungen 06 Feb, 2015

    I am devided here, On one hand there is this great story, Filmed on location in one of my favourite places on earth. And on the other side there is Nicholas Cage, the only one that I would not have casted for this role. He´s performance is up and down, on one hand he is fantastic, on the other he is overacting and performing really bad.
    I don´t know what to think but I like the story and can´t overlook the bad perormance of Nicholas Cage so it end ´s up in a 3 star rating...

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  • Luke Goodsell

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Luke Goodsell 05 Feb, 2015

    Still waiting for Herzog's sequel—a remake of Theodore Rex with Nic and the dead alligator's ghost.

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  • Ian Bradley

    ★★★ Watched by Ian Bradley 26 May, 2010

    AKA: Bad Lieutenant

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