Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
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In Werner Herzog’s new film Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs—while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes) and together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 136
- Fresh: 119
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Is redemption possible for this bad lieutenant? At one point, he orders that a dead man be shot again because "his soul is still dancing." If you find God in that line, then welcome to your movie heaven.
Fresh: Despite his strangely receding hairline, bug-eyed demeanor and hunchback stance, Cage somehow avoids making this police lieutenant a caricature.
Fresh: Herzog, who seems to be drawing on the audience's affection for him as an inspired madman, may not care to tell a story straight anymore.
Fresh: Frankly, the story isn't remotely as interesting as Cage. Nothing is.
Nic Cage is finally making a comeback
After 4 years of failure starting with the Wicker Man and crippling him financially along the way, it finally looks like Nick is making a comeback. The movie is great in all aspects, but it can be weird at times. The good cop/bad cop role fits him perfectly.
Great movie! Any one keepin up with curent events in NOLA, will find this movie true to life.