Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Abel Ferrara's cult crime drama Bad Lieutenant is given a sister film with this Werner Herzog-helmed production that takes its inspiration from the original, but focuses on new characters and plotlines. Nicolas Cage steps into Harvey… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Befitting its unorthodox origins, this Bad Lieutenant benefits from Werner Herzog's typically fearless direction and a delightfully unhinged Nicolas Cage in the title role.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Nicolas Cage is out of his mind in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call -- New Orleans. And it's wonderful to see.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Gritty, raw, and kooky at times, Bad Lieutenant is one of those movies that you can't really look away, even though you may want to for certain scenes.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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Steve Dollar
Stop Smiling

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.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Cage, who usually goes gonzo with gusto, underplays this monster. That spoils the fun.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Like the late Klaus Kinski, who so often played crazies in Herzog's earlier movies, Cage is in your face all the way. Laughing maniacally, lying with no sign of a conscience, he pushes the character's frequent tantrums beyond over-the-top.

Will Leitch

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect, and I think Herzog would like that if he heard it. I've seen several of his previous movies, so I had an idea… More
Graham Jones
This movie shouldn't work, but it does. Playing out as some adults-only B-movie with a role Cage was born to play. I thought this film would be… More
paul sandberg
Wow, what a wild ride. Credit Werner Herzog for this one; able to unleash Nick Cage in a way we haven't seen since Leaving Las Vegas, Werner presents a… More
Dean McKenna
Rebooting Abel Ferrara's <i>Bad Lieutenant</i> was odd enough. It's not like the original had been a hit. Or that the character was a… More
Film Crazy
Ive tried watching this movie twice now and both times ive failed to finsh it! I found it to just be a really hard movie to get into!
Dean King
I recently watched the first Bad Lieutenant film, not sure if this is a sequel of sorts or not? It is no where near as dramatic as the first, but I actually… More