Cop Car (review)

Cop Car (review)
Cop Car (review)
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The writers of this film must certainly have 10 year old boys at home, because they perfectly capture the logic and priorities of the age group (played with natural charm by James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford, a RVA native). The duo stumbles across an abandoned cop car and go for a joyride. When the sheriff (Kevin Bacon) discovers his situation, he scrambles to cover his mistake. The innocent enthusiasm of the boys provides continual amusement, while provoking perilous caution from us grown-ups who better appreciate the dangers they face. The Coen Brothers’ early films come to mind as the simple narrative develops into a compelling and quietly suspenseful ride. (Criterion Cinema only)


4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)


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