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Copshop (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Whilst it breaks zero new ground, director Joe Carnahan’s crime thriller CopShop is bloody good fun – a crime thriller that never outstays its welcome and once again, after last years Greenland, continues the much enjoyable renaissance of Gerard Butler.  And whilst it fills the screen full of memorable characters (not lest Toby Huss as Anthony ‘Tony’ Lamb) its Alexis Louder who really stands out as the last remaining cop.  She is a total badass – whether exchanging bars with the leads or trying to survive the films numerous shoot outs.  As for tone… well if someone told you this had been made in the 70’s you wouldn’t be surprised with is lean runtime, old school feel, violent scenes and taught direction.  So original? No.  But not everything HAS to be.

Best Bit: Tony Lamb

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Assault On Precinct 13, Wheelman, Narc

7 out of 10 stars


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...

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