Kevin Bacon stars in Cop Car.
|"In the words of|
Billy Corgan `Wanna go for a ride'?"
Much like 2013's Blue Ruin, Cop Car is a thrilling piece of cinematic art that wholeheartedly exists in the confines of our reality. Centered on two little boys that want to escape their boring, rural lives, the film takes viewers on a bumpy ride that is sure to ignite a sense of adventure and despair as all the main characters are put through a tension loaded journey to the core of a bad cop's failing moral compass. Similar to the aforementioned, Blue Ruin, everything in Cop Car could happen in our world, giving it a fearless amount of grit based around greed, corruption, and scenes of believable violence.
Kevin Bacon has defined a large part of his career playing the bad guy. With Cop Car, he once again excels in this department. He's cold, calculating, and overtly reprehensible as a sheriff gone wrong. Bacon leaves his larger, big screen roles behind as he slips into the smaller shoes of a lower budget yet higher class of film making. Hiding behind a mustache and an a-typical set of cop sunglasses, Bacon becomes a manipulative, cold-hearted man on the wrong side of the law who will do anything to guard his secret life as a rotten apple. And the role fits him like a glove.
|"Respect my authority!"|
If you're a fan of movies that could actually take place, Cop Car will be of interest to you. The moments of clumsily handled gun play blended with great acting all around, make it one of the must see movies of this otherwise boring year. Bacon paired with the always remarkable Shea Whigham and the two unknown stars qualifies Cop Car as a perfect specimen of what can be done with a little heart, a smaller budget, and a talented director that knows how to use his cast to the best of their abilities even when some of them have little to no experience in front of a camera. If you don't watch this movie, you're doing yourself a large disservice.