Rampart (2012)

Los Angeles, 1999 - Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rampart sends viewers plummeting into a nihilistic hell of its protagonist's creation, yet Woody Harrelson's performance in the central role is too magnetic to dismiss.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Where's it all go? Nowhere, really, just down a dirty, disappointing hole. Harrelson deserved better.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Rampart" doesn't tell a coherent story as much as swirl the drain with Dave, as his increasingly desperate efforts to save himself simply result in a cascade of self-inflicted wounds.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

A terrible movie that only works on the rare occasions when Harrelson's searing performance is allowed to shine.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a remarkably compelling film.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This isn't your average out-of-control character, and Harrelson has to work against a narrowly defined screenplay that is short on specifics.

Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

A powerful portrait of a seriously damaged, both internally and externally, man.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Brown is a sick man, but Harrelson makes him so interesting, so charismatic, so ... watchable, that you can't look away, even if his actions make you want to (and they will).

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Sure to provoke furious reactions in those unwilling to succumb to its mood of reckless abandon. But for those who can, this feverish slice of LA noir is set to be one of the purest cinematic pleasures of 2012.

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

[A] cop drama in the vein of Bad Lieutenant, except in this case the bad cop that is front and centre truly thinks he's doing good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Captivating drama, Rampart is a surprisingly gripping film about a corrupt cop played by Woody Harrelson in a well rounded performance. The film's story is… More
Melvin White
Dave Brown: I don't cheat on my taxes... you can't cheat on something you never committed to. "The Most Corrupt Cop You've Ever Seen On… More
'Rampart'. A fine lesson in self-destruction that meandered too often between some nice uncomfortable moments.
Nate Zoebl
Stop me if you've heard this one before. A corrupt L.A. cop (Woody Harrelson) makes bad choices, alienated and frightens his family, and looks to be on the… More
Bruce Bruce
Another Bad Cop Movie played by no better actor then Woody Harrelso, don't think he had to act to hard to fit this role. Nothing outstanding here, really a… More
Chris Weber
Considering that I loved Oren Moverman's previous film The Messenger, and the fact that this film is co-written by acclaimed crime author James Ellroy (the… More

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