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Rampart (2011)

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Brian from Kerry, 05 Aug 2012
Another potentially excellent film that doesn't know where to go in the end. Written by James Ellroy (LA Confidential) and helmed by the director (writer?) of the excellent 'The Messenger' (also with Harrelson -- who's terrific here as the 'Bad Lieutenant' style anti-hero, and one of the most intriguing delusionists since Travis Bickle). But you're watching a film that is going to disappoint you -- guaranteed. For 90 minutes you believe it's a cleverly unfolding story. And it would be. Suddenly you'll discover it's all been a social 'study'. Yeah, one of them...
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1.5 out of 10 Alright
Eimear from Wicklow, 22 Aug 2013
Woody is magnificent & carries the film, however, it’s long & you keep thinking he’s going to bring you someplace in the film, where something is going to happen & it doesn’t !!
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0.5 out of 10 Pointless
Brian from Clare, 14 Aug 2012
Horrible, pointless film with no ending. Avoid!!
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From a screenplay by James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") and director Oren Moverman (Oscar-nominated "The Messenger"), comes Rampart. Veteran police officer Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson), dedicated to doing "the people's dirty work" and asserting his own code of justice, is the last of the renegade cops in the LAPD. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as he struggles to take care of his family, and fight...

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