The sheriff regains consciousness and enters his truck. The site's critical consensus reads, "Cop Car boasts a terrific premise and a grimly gripping opening act -- and for some viewers, that will be enough to compensate for the movie's uneven denouement." However, Travis and Harrison release the man that subdue them and prepares a trap for the sheriff. Cop Car is a great movie, but sadly it's the ending that ruins it for me.
Finding the key, they hijack the vehicle and go on a joyride. In the countryside, the runaway kids Travis and Harrison find a police car in the field in the middle of nowhere and they decide to drive it. As Harrison speeds onward with Travis, the lights of a town appear on the horizon.
At home, Kretzer dumps bags of cocaine into his toilet and packs a bag of cash.
Acting is great, the story is great, just the ending is a bit of a letdown. Two young boys and fellow juvenile delinquents, Travis and Harrison, having run away from home, come across an apparently abandoned cop car. Cop Car is a 2015 American thriller black comedy crime film co-written and directed by Jon Watts and starring Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford.
The boys escape the car by shooting out the window. If I had found out what happens with the two boys, then I would of been happier and I would give this film a higher score, but sadly due to the ending I can't. |
The next scene takes place earlier: After removing his uniform's shirt and leaving his handgun in the back seat of his police car, Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon) removes a body from the trunk of his police car, drags it to a covered pit in the woods, and drops the corpse into the pit, pouring a bag of quicklime on it. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. They are in a nearby field, playing with Kretzer's weapons and gear, which they found in the back seat. ", "Sundance red carpet photos: Kevin Bacon's 'Cop Car' premieres in Park City at Midnight", "Sundance: Focus World Picks Up 'Cop Car' (Exclusive)", "The Trailer for Cop Car, Starring Kevin Bacon", "Review: 'Cop Car' takes viewers on a suspenseful ride into genre territory", "Review: Kevin Bacon helps keep 'Cop Car' from stalling", "Reel Brief: Mini reviews of Backcountry, Turbo Kid, Court, Cop Car, Learning to Drive", "Sundance 2015 review – Cop Car: Kevin Bacon in a minimalist joyride out of childhood", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cop_Car_(film)&oldid=973406414, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 01:29. So I am giving this film a 8/10.
The kids find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 80% based on 86 reviews, with an average rating of 7.06/10. But nonetheless is a really good movie. Now the film is good, the acting by the ten year old boys are fantastic, they are definitely going places. They take the cop car and go on a wild joyride through the American country side. Harrison sees a cow and swerves to avoid it, but the sheriff drives straight into it, which ends the chase. Any comments which show that the user has neither seen nor intends to see the movie will be removed. The dispatcher attempts to raise the sheriff over the radio.
His dispatcher informs him of a report of a stolen sheriff's car driven by two boys under age 10. A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride. Acting is great, the story is great, just the ending is a bit of a letdown. When they stop the car, they find a man tied with rope in the trunk. It's fun to watch. So I am giving this film a 8/10. " Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a positive review, saying, "Watts demonstrates masterful control, pushing right up against the limits of what we can take (even non-parents will be rattled watching the boys mishandling loaded weapons), and yet, at every turn, the screenplay falls short of the picture's full potential, missing opportunities that could have made this a classic. With night falling and not knowing how to turn on the vehicle's headlights, Harrison continues to speed down the road, with Travis in the back seat. " Bill Goodykoontz of The Arizona Republic gave the film three and a half stars out of five, saying, "Bacon can play just about anything, and he's having a good time here as a guy not quite smart enough to keep himself out of trouble, but wily enough to try to dig himself out of it. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriffand leads to brutal consequences. This is Cop Car.
Meanwhile the dirty Sheriff Kretzer finds that his car was taken by the boys and he tries to retrieve it. When they stop the car, they find a man tied with rope in the trunk. If I had found out what happens with the two boys, then I would of been happier and I would give this film a higher score, but sadly due to the ending I can't. I have to say I have never had a love/hate relationship with a film before, but this film takes the top spot for that love/hate relationship. | The film stars Kevin Bacon as a cop whose car gets stolen by two ten year old runaway boys. Right now let's get down to the flaw. Directed by Jon Watts. Cop Car 2015 R 1h 27m Thriller Movies Two mischievous boys get thrust into a game of cat and mouse with a murderous psychopath after they decide to steal a police officer’s cruiser. He hears a voice on the radio and runs out to talk to Harrison, to find out where the boys are. He threatens the boys' families, telling the boys not to tell the man who owns the car where he is hiding and then takes cover near a windmill. The plot of “Cop Car” seems purposely designed to raise skeptical eyebrows: Two 10-year old boys steal the cop car of a corrupt sheriff played by Kevin Bacon.Even I, devoted fanboy to all manner of bizarre genre conventions, walked in thinking this movie could not believably sustain its premise. She sees Kretzer, who claims to be injured, and asks her to look for his keys (in the direction where he suspects the man is hiding). I can see big things for them in the future, and Kevin Bacon is awesome as the cop determined to get his beloved cop car back. The power of the ending Peele eventually chose for the film hinges on the fact that once viewers see cop-car lights, they immediately know what will probably happen to Chris. The boys hear thumping from the car's trunk and open it to see a man covered in blood, his arms and legs restrained in the same manner as were those of the corpse. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. Oh wait, Inception had an ambiguous ending and that was frustrating, but this film takes ambiguous to a whole new level. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015. There are a few other characters in this film that are great too, like this one woman who gets a tad bit angry with the boys and debates whether or not to tell the police. Travis is hit by one of the ricochets.
He orders her to ignore the report and has her tell his deputies to switch their radios to a different channel, before he uses the regular channel to call the boys, but they do not answer. When he returns to the site at which he'd left his police car, the vehicle is gone, and he calls the dispatcher, telling her that his radio is down, but he can be reached on his cell phone. The film received mainly positive reviews from critics but was not commercially successful, earning $143,000 on a $5 million budget. " On Metacritic, the film has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The man shoots the woman, prompting a gunfight with Kretzer. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Kretzer arrives and sees the open front door of the cop car, sensing that something is not right, and ducks behind the car. With Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham. He taunts the boys on the radio while chasing them and tries to run them off the road. I mean that as a compliment.
Meanwhile the dirty Sheriff Kretzer finds that his car was taken by the boys and he tries to retrieve it.
Cop Car boasts a terrific premise and a grimly gripping opening act -- and for some viewers, that will be enough to compensate for the movie's uneven denouement. Definitely check it out. Cop Car is a great movie, but sadly it's the ending that ruins it for me. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 66 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
 The film was released in theaters on August 7, 2015 by Focus World, which acquired distribution rights to the film on January 28, 2015.
However, Travis and Harrison release the man that subdue them and prepares a trap for the sheriff. Disclaimer: This is a discussion thread. The man from the trunk has locked the boys in the back seat of the cop car.
" Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review, saying, "A potentially fun premise soon turns into no fun at all in Cop Car, a seriously imagination-challenged low-end action thriller. | A woman sees the boys in the police car on the road. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 80% based on 86 reviews, with an average rating of 7.06/10.
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