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COPS GOT RULES. CRIMINALS DON'T.,
This review is from: Bad Country [DVD]  (DVD)
The film is based on a true story in 1983 Louisiana. It tells you what happens in the opening read. From a lone snitch, a crime empire is taken down. Bud Carter (Willem Dafoe) is the local detective who has discovered the operation. With the ineffective help of the government and inside man Jesse (Matt Dillon), Carter struggles to do his job.
Being based on a true story hampers some of the drama. There were plenty of shoot'em up scenes. I thought Dafoe and Dillon did great jobs in their roles, but somehow the local flavor of Louisiana didn't come through. The sound track needed to be taken to another level. We needed to see more of the crimes action. It is listed as a gritty crime action thriller. It meets the requirements of the description, yet most of the individual scenes looked made for TV.
Will make on okay rental. No need to rush out and see it.
Parental Guidance: F-bomb. Brief nudity (Gayle James?)