Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Is redemption possible for this bad lieutenant? At one point, he orders that a dead man be shot again because "his soul is still dancing." If you find God in that line, then welcome to your movie heaven."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Nicolas Cage is out of his mind in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans. And it's wonderful to see."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This movie has no focus, no point of view and nothing to say. Is this a sendup? Is this an actual thriller? Is this just a look into the soul of a drug addict? I have no idea, and I don't think Werner Herzog knows either."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"[Cage is] hilarious, scary, contorted, mournful, mean and weirdly, monstrously lovable -- the perfect actor to work with one of the world's most stubborn, bold, idiosyncratic filmmakers."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Perhaps it took a director as crazy as Werner Herzog to control (and ultimately unleash) the madness that exists within Cage ... they craft a character not unlike a modern day Daniel Plainview."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"In fusing European experimentalism and Hollywood boldness, Herzog has created a genuine oddity, a furious and unforgettable hybrid which may well prove to be 2010's most purely enjoyable moviegoing experience."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Nicolas Cage is so gleefully over-the-top as the troubled cop of the title that you will either be repulsed or fascinated by his performance and, since it lives or dies by it, the movie itself."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Sometimes a scene is a set up for a future plot twist, and sometimes Werner Herzog just wants to film some alligators. Who knows what'll happen? It's like filling your underpants with salamanders."
‑ Vincent Mancini, FilmDrunk
"Nicolas Cage's deliriously unhinged portrayal of the film's titular bent cop ranks right up there with his most memorably off-kilter performances."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Bad Lieutenant, Bad!"
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Cage, who usually goes gonzo with gusto, underplays this monster. That spoils the fun."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Herzog wades deep into the swampy funk of New Orleans, which in this post-Katrina setting might as well be an end-of-the-world movie. He's clearly turned on by [its] weirdness, the casual corruption, the gangsterism and the Southern Gothic outrageousnes."
‑ Steve Dollar, Stop Smiling
"If Herzog had chosen realism over surrealism, this film would have been predictable and unentertaining. As it is, I found it oddly captivating. This is one weird movie."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Despite the snake slither-swimming through the bars of a flooded cellblock, the injured alligator and the iguanas that seem to be crooning Johnny Adams' 'Release Me,' star Nicolas Cage may be the most reptilian presence here..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"There's a dark, dark humour throughout that keeps the film from plunging into over-the-top farce. In the end, BLT is a rambunctious, ridiculous feat of cinematic excess."
‑ Jason Gorber, Filmfest
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