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