Cop Car [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 09/29/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 35)

Special Features


  • Their first and last ride: the making of Cop Car

Synopsis


Cop Car
Two rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellfordget) get more than they bargained for when they steal a police cruiser to go for a fun joy ride but are instead thrown into a world of terror after finding a body in the trunk. At the same time the car's owner, a small town sheriff (Kevin Bacon), tracks them down in a murderous rage. Directed by John Watts. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Bacon
    Kevin Bacon - Sheriff Kretzer
  • Shea Whigham
    Shea Whigham - Man
  • Camryn Manheim
    Camryn Manheim - Bev
  • James Freedson-Jackson
    James Freedson-Jackson - Travis
  • Hays Wellford
    Hays Wellford - Harrison



Overall customer rating

3.6
83%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good performances elevate an uneven script

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    Jed7
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    I knew nothing about "Cop Car" when I spotted the Bluray on the new release shelf at Best Buy but the story sounded interesting and Kevin Bacon is always good so I took a chance for the $10 sale price. The movie is entertaining if rather implausible. But it's a tight 90 minutes and things move along pretty quickly so it's not too difficult to overlook the plot contrivances and enjoy it in a Coen Brothers-lite kind of way. Two ten-year old boys find the titular cop car abandoned in a field. A series of dares escalates and finds them not only inside the car but finding the keys and stealing the vehicle. How much you enjoy the movie may depend on your willingness to believe two ten-year olds can teach themselves to drive in a short amount of time. While the filmmakers briefly show them struggling to figure out the gears and pedals, the kids were still able to maneuver and do things experienced drivers would probably find difficult. Wisely, though, there's not too much focus on the boys' joyriding. Just as often we see the car pulled over on the side of the road while the two bicker or play with the arsenal of police gear they find in the backseat. Bacon plays the sheriff whose car goes missing while conducting some nefarious activity in the nearby woods. (Another plot hole: out in the middle of nowhere why didn't he hear his car being started and driven away?) Bacon does a good job riding a fine line between semi-bumbling cop and menacing corrupt villain. We never learn exactly what he's involved in or what events led him to the point of leaving his car for the kids to find. On the one hand motives don't really matter as we're more concerned with Bacon's pursuit of the two boys and his car. Still, the movie is light on characterization so it might have helped to develop his back story a bit more. We don't learn anything about the two boys' backgrounds either. The acting by all the main actors is good. Bacon, of course, is a seasoned pro and handles the role deftly. Camryn Manheim and Shea Whigham are excellent in supporting roles. Hays Wellford and James-Freedson Jackson have a nice camaraderie as the two young protagonists and turn in natural, believable performances. A bit more character development and less ambiguous ending would have helped make this a solid B-movie. As it is I'd recommend renting with lowered expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great trailer & concept w/slight fizzle

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    AOPisaac
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    The promise of a mustachioed Kevin Bacon chasing & terrifying two boys who've stolen his police car is mouth-watering. The trailer looks like a really great modern version of a classic drive-in style picture. Much like those exploitation films of yore, the trailer delivers something much juicier than the actual entree. That said, the film is still pretty good & worth watching. It just doesn't have enough creepy cop Bacon (get it?) being creepy. It plays out more like a riff on flicks such as NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN but without the seasoned storytelling chops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    MuNkYpOOp
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    There was so much hype and praise about this movie so I had to check it out. The idea is pretty cool and you can imagine what you would be doing in a similar situation... I always enjoy a movie where you can do that. However, I don't think it was as good as it was claimed to be. Maybe all the talk and hype about it made me disappointed. Where, without all that talk and hype, I might have enjoyed it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite Kevin Bacon movies

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    Greg
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    I first saw this film at Sundance and loved it. Admittedly my personal connection to the ending may be skewing my vote, but I think everyone should pay heed to the ending for it is happening way to often these days. I don't get to see Kevin Bacon in comedic rolls that often, so I enjoy when he strays from his more serious rolls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It caught my eye because of Kevin Bacon

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    Beth
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    Well, this movie was definitely not what expected. Two juvenile delinquents steal a cop car that's parked off the road. Just so happens Kevin Bacon is nut job murdering sheriff who wants the car back because there's a drug dealer locked in the trunk. Movie lacked a decent story line.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cult classic

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    Batmanny
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    Definitely an interesting premise involving two runaway children stealing a corrupt cop's car and going on a joyride. This movie is solely Kevin Bacon's movie as it is a delight seeing his character trying to wiggle his way out of trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and suspenseful

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    astap
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    Cop Car was very suspenseful and continually had me guessing where the story line was going to go next. There was a plot twist in the end that left me even more surprised of how things panned out in the movie. Overall: great movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slow Burn Thriller

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    darko1031
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    Kevin Bacon is fantastic and it was nice to see child actors actually acting their age on screen for once. Might not be a film for all tastes but if you like small well written and acted films give it a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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