Nicolas Cage’s best film in years!
Tagline: 'The only criminal he can't catch is himself'
No recommendation over the last two weeks but then again no any new BitTorrent release worth being recommended (perhaps in the future we won’t be sticking only to new releases in case they are disappointing and include older ones which you might have missed). However, here we come this week again with the latest film starring Nicolas Cage who finally has something to show us after a long, maybe too long, time. After “Knowing” very few expected Cage could pull off a performance like the one in “Bad Lieutenant”.
If you look for the title “Bad Lieutenant” you might end up finding a 1992 flick directed by Abel Ferrara with Harvey Keitel in the leading role (worth watching as well) and while Herzog says he hasn’t even seen the original film, his work can very well stand on its own feet.
There seemed to be a trend over the past few years with corrupted cop movies but this one definitely outdoes its genre. Cage does play a corrupted, arrogant, unscrupulous cop (Terence McDonagh) tormented by physical pain (whose cause is nevertheless an altruistic act) and addictions but the way he plays it makes you wonder where the hell he was all this time. Perhaps the credit goes to Herzog and his ability to bring out this sort of dedication and connection to the character and the story in Cage and make him go insanely sincere and true with his role.
Though the best detective in his department, McDonagh’s cocaine problem often interferes with his profession of which and he doesn’t hesitate to make use in order to provide himself with the daily dose. Apparently, the one who can still make a difference and impact his life (ultimately in a good way) is a prostitute played by Eva Mendes.
The movie has the energy to keep you seated throughout its entire duration mostly because you just can’t get enough of Cage’s surprising powerful comeback which tends to make forgettable and forgivable his latest films.
Nicolas Cage -Terence McDonagh
Val Kilmer -Stevie Pruit
Eva Mendes – Frankie Donnenfeld
Fairuza Balk – Heidi
Jennifer Coolidge – Genevieve
Brad Dourif – Ned Schoenhol
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: William M. Finkelstein
Genre: Crime / Drama
Writer/screenplay William M. Finkelstein
Plot for Bad Lieutenant (imdb)
Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.
Watch the (poor) trailer below:
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