Police Beat
Police Beat (2005)

A conservative and moralistic Muslim bicycle cop hits the streets for a seven-day shift in Seattle but fails to see the crime all around him due to his preoccupation with an unfaithful girlfriend in director Robinson Devor's thoughtful… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A very strange but affecting movie.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Police Beat looks great, and the performances are solid, but the disparate elements in this oddity -- which created a minor stir at the Sundance Film Festival last year -- never entirely coalesce.

Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

Police Beat is an object so gorgeously odd, and so completely at peace with its own oddness, it's hard to compare it to anything else.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Its dreamlike state makes for mesmerizing viewing.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

... a delicately funny tale about everyday surrealism.

Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

There are great flashes of Mudede's potent prose and the main character is fascinating -- a Sengalese Seattle bike cop who is going through a separation from his girlfriend while witnessing crimes and misdemeanors throughout the city.

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Joe Leydon

Distinctive, physically ravishing indie.

Rob Nelson
Village Voice

Dreamlike in style, Police Beat is also a real-world vision of what American indies could be if they dared to recognize the drama in our own neighborhoods.

Mike Russell

As in Mudede's column, the film's pleasures lie in the games it plays with language, in the way Seattle is rendered as a dreamscape both funny and frightening, in the way police work does battle with philosophy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Police Beat" is a slight but somewhat compelling slice of life movie with a little stream of consciousness thrown in for good measure. Z.(Pape Sidy… More