Cop Land
Cop Land (1997)

The second film from writer/director James Mangold, the corruption drama Cop Land stars Sylvester Stallone as Freddy Heflin, the much-denigrated sheriff of tiny Garrison, NJ, a community which -- thanks to a technicality -- is populated… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 2001
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72%
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66%



Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Mangold certainly knew what he was doing when he cast Keitel and De Niro.

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

It's pretty funny, actually, that Stallone gained 40 pounds to play this role, and what the movie needs more than anything else is to eat a salad and do some sit-ups.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Top acting honors go to Ray Liotta as Gary Figgis, a cokehead cop who just might be Freddy's only friend.

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David Edelstein
Slate

Cop Land shares its leading man's slow-wittedness, but also his likability.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Although too simplistic in its good-guys/bad-guys approach to morally and emotionally ambiguous material, Cop Land emerges as an absorbing and dramatic yarn about exposing the evil doings of some of New York's finest.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

not your traditional action flick, nor your traditional cop flick. It has elements of each, all wrapped up in a new type of story that drips in realism and gray characters.

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Jack Kroll
Newsweek

Mangold is something of a pseudo-Scorsese.

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Hollywood Reporter

A solidly entertaining drama that stays true to the independent spirit of its filmmakers

Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A good effort, but the star power on show throws the proceedings off kilter somewhat, hiking up an expectation that the film ultimately cannot live up to.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Impressive action drama that has gotten an unfair reputation, Cop Land features an ensemble cast lead by Sylvester Stallone in one of his finest roles since the… More
Chris Weber
Stallone's best performance. Hands down. In fact, the entire supporting cast(Harvey Keitel, Rober DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Cathy Moriarty, Robert Patrick,… More
Melvin White
Sheriff Freddy Heflin: I look at this town, and I don't like what I see. "No One Is Above The Law" Cop Land is a solid, suspenseful, and… More
Jens S.
A fantastic cast gathered for James Mangold's cop thriller about a New Jersey town where police is acting as if above the law. While the local sheriff is… More
Al S
A pure exhilarating knockout. A utterly powerful and white knuckled thriller. A gritty, tense, scorching, explosive, remarkable and electrifying movie. The… More
JY Skacto
<i>Cop Land</i> is the result of James Mangold placing Sylvester Stallone as a lead in a crime drama. That may not sound fun, but it turns out for… More

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