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: August 15, 1997
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 73% 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

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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Jason Bailey

'Cop Land' holds up as a pretty good little thriller, a Sidney Lumet movie in a Martin Scorsese movie's clothing.

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David Edelstein

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

Todd McCarthy

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.

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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Jack Kroll

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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
"Being right is not a bullet proof vest, Freddy" The problem with Cop Land, is that it's full of cops. Well there is that, but in all… 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
Daniel Perry
One of James Mangold's earlier films, Cop Land displays a highly watchable raggedness (call it kitchen-sink realism, or call it spotty) that seems rather… 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
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