Copkiller (Corrupt)
Copkiller (Corrupt) (1984)

A New York policeman (Harvey Keitel) imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer (John Lydon), but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment. Highlighted is the intense interplay between… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 19, 1984
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2005
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Chris Peachment
Time Out

Keitel is his usual ineffable self, his features glassy with repressed anxiety and violence; the only miscalculation is the casting of Lydon.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A memorable film that is interesting not for its plot (which is hopelessly complex) but for the strange tension between the characters. Keitel is exceptional as the berated captor turned victim, and Lydon is simply frightening.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Lydon, who has just the right insinuating, runty quality for Leo, makes a strong impression, and in a better film would make an even stronger one.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An angry offbeat psychological crime film.

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Imran Khan

[There are] questions raised in The Order of Death that beg for tenable explanations of crimes which both cause and affect the matters of guilt. And here... the answers to such questions simply refuse to surface.

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