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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Over-the-top, gory violence in fun B movie shoot-'em-up.

Movie R 2021 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Too Dark (lighting)

you can’t see anything in the movie. the lighting is just terrible. its so dark you can’t even see the actor's faces at times. poor quality.

Is It Any Good?

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Filled with fun, pulpy characters, Joe Carnahan's bloody crime tale relies on increasingly ludicrous story developments, but its wild momentum carries it through and makes it all easy to forgive. Re-teaming with Grillo immediately following their entertaining Boss Level, Carnahan adopts a Tarantino-y approach to Copshop, using one location in a tight, effective way and painting the characters in bold, broad strokes, quickly defining them before the shooting starts. The characters are an interesting mix of types: big city and small town, high and low, decent and shady.

Grillo seems to be having the most fun, disappearing into his character's wardrobe, impressive hairstyle, and sly voice. But Huss steals the show as the assassin with a genteel Southern accent and a psychopath's crackle. Meawhile, Louder's Valerie Young is the movie's real hero, and she doesn't let that go to waste. She displays courage and quick wit without ever becoming dull. She's a cool gunslinger we'd like to see again. In the end, Copshop isn't much more than an extended (and much bloodier) Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoon, but it has enough sheer energy to careen through its 109 minutes without wearing out its welcome.

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