#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father’s dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence’s job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.
Plot: Terrence McDonagh is a New Orleans Police sergeant, who recieves a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. Due to his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. He then finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.
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a truly different film, vividly acted and directed
This movie is filled with humor and turns, it’s jazzy and entertaining but not that similar to Abel Ferrara’s 1992 story, in spite of the title. It features a wonderful and very much involved performance from Nicholas Cage, a lot of very black humor and gets to develop a strong pessimism. The story is appropriately set in New Orleans (during the Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath) and mainly shows what occurs to good people when bad people prosper. Nicholas Cage aside, Val Kilmer doesn’t probably manages to do much, but Mendes and Dourif deliver convincing performances. Abel Ferrara’s “Bad Lieutenant” was a dirty depiction of a strongly damaged detective (played by Harvey Keitel), where, leaving from the illusions of a drug-induced cop, ended up involving a lot of Catholic guilt. Here there’s more action and humor than that stuff, not that the movie is shallow but probably it’s just a bit more unpretentious.
“Bad Lieutenant” (2009) is a good movie for Cage to go crazy.
Nicolas Cage – an Oscar winning actor in Werner Herzog’s movie “Bad Lieutenant” which has nothing to do with Harvey Keitel’s 1992 film, goes absolute crazy in some scenes, but not as furious as he can. These limitations can be for good, to keep movie’s tone in check. And there are no reasons to break drama genre and go bizarre into even more comedic and crazier tone. Because comedy is a pretty usual thing in this flick. Cage’s character Terence McDonagh is a drug addict, very reactionary, he is frightening at times, because of what he is capable of, but inside he is a good , selfish person, who just seeks a way out. He has this back problem, taking pills, which aren’t helping, he basically takes his own medicine ,using cocaine mostly with his prostitute girlfriend Frankie (Eva Mendes). After a group homicide of several immigrants Detective McDonagh is assigned to investigate. This and his personal problems lead this character into an interesting ending. Watching the movie you can’t dislike Terence, the direction is really effective to make us care about, at first look, a scum like McDonagh. The plot goes many unexpected ways. Thanks to screenwriter William M. Finkelstein, who definitely wrote an engaging script.
After loosing the main witness for immigrant’s case, McDonagh goes rogue, uniting with the drug-boss, to make some quick money in order to pay debts and save his girlfriend from what she got herself into. That lead to a group of absolutely unexpected events that are not to be estimated anyhow. Nic Cage’s character is that chemical element, provoking those events as he becomes a completely different person throughout the film.
The humor in this film is one special part that I enjoyed the most. Not only McDonagh is a guy who threatens helpless old people, but does it with style, and with script’s emotional help by making those old people not only victims but villains in that scene, which is it absolutely funny, because emotionally you expect and want McDonagh to do so.
There no much action in this film, at some point it becomes a little fantasy of a drug addict. Moments of him, seeing dancing sole and stuff like that makes this movie even more bizarre, but Herzog doesn’t overuse scenes like that, so to make this movie a good combination of drama, comedy and addict’s fantasy.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Werner Herzog
Writer William M. Finkelstein (screenplay)
Actors Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Xzibit
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Edward R. Pressman Film Corp.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact MK2, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA, Hollywood Intermediate, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Magic Film & Video Works, Burbank (CA), USA (digital dailies)
Film Length 3,361 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical)