Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Crown Vic (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Terrible title aside, Crown Vic is a passable cop thriller that is very much inspired by the superior Denzel Washington film Training Day (itself a film that hasn’t aged THAT well). That’s not to say there isn’t merit in this thriller… there is – Jane is excellent as the grizzled veteran cop and the ‘ride along’ feel of the movie is gripping at first.  But as the film falls more and more into the tropes of the corrupt cop & action film thrillers we’ve seen a hundred times before it looses what actually made it pretty compelling to start.  It also takes forever to get to its inevitable denouement. So Crown Vic will happily pass a night but when it comes to chatting down the pub a week later you’ll probably already forget you’ve seen it.

Best Bit: Jane is excellant

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Training Day, Brooklyn’s Finest, Street Kings, The Shield (TV)


6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...