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Based on James Ellroy's novel Blood on the Moon, Cop is a grim, brutally violent, darkly humorous modern-day film noir. Lloyd Hopkins (James Woods), is an obsessive, amoral LAPD police detective investigating a murder he believes to have been the work of a serial killer. Hopkins is cynical and obsessed with the way society fills women's heads with fairy-tale promises of romance. "Innocence kills," he sneers. "I see it every day." His investigation leads him to the bookstore of a writer of feminist poetry (Lesley Ann Warren) who has for some time been receiving gifts… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A modestly executed, off-target police drama giving actor James Woods another outlet for his compellingly schizophrenic persona."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Woods was born to play this role."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Another tour-de-force for James Woods"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"James Woods does his thing, and it's a lot of fun to behold."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Slickly made, violent, and (intentionally and unintentionally) funny."
‑ , Time Out
"Woods takes us on a singularly unpleasant ride, but it is always an insightful and fascinating one."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This violent drama will do little to improve the public's understanding of the men in blue."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An exciting, well-acted but somewhat muddled thriller set in LA."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Far and away the best thing about it is Mr. Woods, who served as co-producer and demonstrates a clear understanding of what makes great movie detectives great."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A lurid police procedural with James Woods at his manic best."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Cop might have worked better if it had been a 20 minute movie."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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