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Bad LieutenantMovie Rating: NC-17 (MPAA)
Director: Abel Ferrara
Extra Info: NC-17 Version; Sensormatic Security Tag
Leading Role: Harvey Keitel
Work Name: Bad Lieutenant
Region Code: Region 1
1 Review | Rating:
- blackmathReview:possibly harvey kietels best role and the only work i am familiar with by director abel ferrara other than the funeral (staring christopher walkin and also worth checking out). beautifully shot with sparse dialogue, this film relies heavily on the exceptional photography and camera work. it cuts from scene to scene with little or no explanation; much is implied and leaves plenty for the viewer to decide. which done correctly, as this one is, can be a very good experience. but i think it takes a very talented flimaker and cast to pull it off and bad lieutenant certainly does. i won't give a plot summary except to say that kietel's character dives deep into moral depravity to a shocking level. from the opening scene to the ending credits this film is captivating and entertaining. one of the darkest protagonists i've seen in a film. even the moment of redemption, if it can be called that, is very questionable and disturbing. my older cousin--username chuckthetruck-- turned me on to this one, i'm fortunate that he did.