Cop Car (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | R | Thriller, Crime
88 minutes /

User Score: 54/100

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Cop Car Review


A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.

Cop Car (2015) is an American thriller movie that was filmed in Fountain, Colorado and Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Director and co-writer Jon Watts (Clown (2014), Untitled Spider-Man Reboot (2017), Eugene! (2012)) did a phenomenal job with this simple movie. I was smiling most of the time because I have three boys, and I wonder what they will do if they had the chance to go driving around by themselves. I gave this movie a six because the backstories of the characters were missing, plot holes and it needed more humor. Overall it was a great thriller movie that I will see again.

Cop Car revolves around two boys taking what they assume to be an abandoned cop car for a ride. Sheriff Kretzer’s ( Kevin Bacon - Apollo 13 (1995), Footloose (1984), Mystic River (2003), X-Men: First Class (2011)) other personality is shown after his car is taken. He is not the so nice sheriff anymore, and he is now on a mission to retrieve his car from two ten-year-old boys. Travis (James Freedson-Jackson - Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show (TV Movie 2014)) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) ran away from home. Travis and Harrison (Hays Wellford - Strive (2012), Before the Snow (2015), Murky (2013)) decide to hike the empty lands of Colorado. The scenery was a treat to my eyes because I love the outdoors. Travis is not the innocent and cleaned mouth, little boy. He made Harrison say some pretty vulgar things that ten-year-olds should not know or say. The boys were happy when they stumbled upon a cop car with the keys in it. They hesitated but took the car not knowing that it belongs to a crooked, bad sheriff. Sheriff Kretzer did not see the boys because he was too busy stashing away a dead body into a hole. Will the sheriff get to the boys in time or will the boys expose the sheriff for the dirty cop he is? What is in the trunk that the boys are driving around with?

The kid actors did a marvelous and convincing job with their performances. Kevin Bacon shines in his bad guy role. The comedy was nicely done, but the movie needed more of it. The sets were purely spectacular, and the music was good.

About Cop Car 2015

Title: Cop Car
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.7/5 stars from 24 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 24
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Joseph Oliveira, Kevin Bacon, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham, Hays Wellford, Adam Barr, Lily Heber, Cooter Heber, Bluebell the Dog, Kyra Sedgwick, James Freedson-Jackson, Kathleen Bentley, Sean Hartley, Loi Nguyen, Sit Lenh, Chuck Kull, Thomas Coates, Justin Barr
Writers: Jon Watts, Christopher Ford
Director: Jon Watts