Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blu-Ray Review : Cop Car #CopCarMovie

A corrupt small-town sheriff is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in Cop Car, an unnervingly funny thriller now available on Digital HD and On Demand, and debuting on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 29, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Mystic River) and directed by Jon Watts (the upcoming Untitled Spiderman Reboot), Cop Car is “A midnight movie blast!” according to Russ Fischer of Slashfilm.
When a pair of 10-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field and take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small-town sheriff goes looking for his missing car—and the illicit cargo he left in the trunk—and the kids find themselves at the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don’t understand. The only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.
Grossing a high per-theater average opening weekend, Cop Car will shift into 55 theaters in 45 U.S. markets on August 14th!

  • Their First and Last Ride: The Making of Cop Car

Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Wigham, Camryn Manheim
Directed By: Jon Watts
Written By: Jon Watts, Christopher D. Ford
Produced By: Sam Bisbee, Andrew Kortschak, Cody Ryder, Alicia Van Couvering, Jon Watts 
Executive Produced By: Lance Acord, Kevin Bacon, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Frank Brenner, Walter Kortschak, Bill Perry, Tom Valerio
Director of Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd, Larkin Seiple
Production Designer: Michael Powsner
Edited By: Megan Brooks, Andrew Hasse
Costume Design By: Ruby Katilius
Music By: Phil Mossman

My Thoughts 

I  have always enjoyed seeing Kevin Bacon take on darker roles, and he was perfect for this one. There is lots of action and also a little humor when two young kids run off with police car that belongs to a shady small-town sheriff. They find themselves on the run, trying to outwit a cop who desperately wants to get back the paraphernalia he has hidden in the truck.

Kevin Bacon was phenomenal in his role, and the two kids in the movie also did a great job. There was a lot of build up through the film, and the thrilling ending was not a disappointment. It is a lower budget film, so you aren't going to see the grand chase scenes and superb special effects you'll find in some bigger movies, but if you like characters driven films, dirty cops, or just like looking at Kevin Bacon, this is a pretty good movie.