|Directed by:||Warner Herzog|
|Written by:||William Finkelstein|
|Cast:||Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Fairuza Balk, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner|
|Studio:||First Look Studios|
Leave it to Herzog to remake a movie, but make it one of the most odd and original cop films in awhile. Nic Cage is great here, as his craziness and Herzog's mesh really well, and there's a crazy supporting cast including Fairuza Balk and Jennifer Coolidge. Cage's cop, Terrence, is an effective cop, but a wholly corrupted one, who uses his bad to score free sex, drugs, and entry to anywhere. While investigating an quadruple execution, things for him start coming to a head. He then uses more drugs. This movie could have stepped wrong, or been too off putting, but as made here, it has the perfect balance of dark comedy, drama, and action. There's been lots of talk about the ending not living up to the rest, but I thought the ending was pretty great. How else should this end?