Big Noodles’s review published on Letterboxd:
I can't believe I'm saying this but "Maniac Cop" is unironically a pretty solid horror flick. It's no worse, and in fact I'd say better than a lot of sequels in the bigger horror franchises. The main actors are all cast well, the score really adds to the tense atmosphere at times and Robert Z'Dar as the titular Maniac Cop is incredibly intimidating. Some of the characters who are only in a scene or two are just okay or mediocre but inoffensive. If slashers work for you at all, do check out 1988's Maniac Cop. If for nothing else check it out for Campbell and Z'Dar to decide who has the more magnificent chin.