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Bad Lieutenant [Import]

Speelfilm Accessory
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Accessory (8 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: A-Film
  • ASIN: B001D0DYAY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Dutch Import [ Region 2 - Europe ] Audio : English / subtitles : Dutch / french ( removeable ) Anamorphic Widescreen

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Keitel turns in what might be his best-ever performance in this monstrously ugly tale of moral corruption. There's no easy moment in the 90 minutes of this film. It veers from bad to worse to despair, charting the downfall of a corrupt cop who revels in every addiction going.
Watching Bad Lieutenant wasn't an entirely enjoyable experience -- although the film-making is to be applauded alongside Keitel's jaw-dropping depiction of a man on the brink. The spiral into awfulness makes for grim viewing, however. It's also one of those films with a paper-thin plot: the action is almost entirely character driven and bounces from one isolated scene to another with little to connect them apart from the self-destructive urges of the central character. The filming is remarkable, too, full of murky stairwells. peeling paint and dark corridors shot in a realistic manner. Sometimes, though, the viewer isn't entirely sure what is real and what is an hallucination.

UK viewers may struggle a little to understand what's going on with the baseball games (and these form a core of the story as they are what the cop is gambling on). You shoudl also check that you're getting a modern DVD with the extras and full-screen film. We saw an older version and had to watch it shrunk within goalposts, and the sound quality was desperate on that version.

Also, be aware that this film is extremely explicit in the sex, drugs and, erm, sex n drugs departments.
Not nice in the slightest, but very impressive film-making.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low budget garbage 6 Jun 2009
Lets get down to brass tacks here, this movie (shot in 28 days by Abel Ferarra and a few actors) is low buget rubbish. It is badly shot, the scenes are badly lit, and the dialogue is cancelled out by background noise). However having watched it again recently (drunk) i was pulled in by its magnetic qualities.

Harvey Keitel plays a Lieutenant who is into gambling, drugs, sex, and God only knows what else. This film wants to show the animosity of Keitels character. The film opens with Keitel taking his children to school, and we soon learn that he has strong family values, perhaps he isn't the "bad" cop that everyone is expecting.

Within 15 minutes Keitel is showing his true colours as he tries to steal a package of cocaine out of the back of a crashed car; stealing money from a grocery store owner moments after a robbery, and finally getting wasted on industrial amounts of crack cocaine and heroin while walking around his apartment naked, arms out-stretched and mewing like a sick cat; and all the while placing huge bets on the Dodgers to win the baseball series.

Suddenly, an inexplicable act of violence takes place in a church involving a young nun that makes Keitel reconsider his chosen path of life. His world gets changed all around as he tries to hunt down the criminals of this case, and also dramatically use religion to look back at the badness in his soul. Can both these criminals and Keitel be saved?

Every now and then Abel Ferrara makes a movie that kicks you in the stomach and ruptures your spleen. This is the one. Harvey Keitel gives a career-defining performance as the title character, an alcoholic, drug- and gambling-addicted, sleazebag cop pervert. His Jesus hallucination scene is almost too much to take.
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