Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Good Cop Bon Cop (2006)

When a body is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario a cop from each province are teamed together to investigate because the body is half in each province.

Amusing buddy film refuses to follow the rules of the buddy film genre and is all the better for it. Sure one cop is gruff and one neat but even though they argue they do become rapid friends because there is some sort of respect from the start. They are nicely drawn characters, like everyone in this movie. These are people you really do like. The mystery isn't all that mysterious since a good number of the pieces fall into place early, but at the same time this allows for the movie to go off in its own way, with a couple of twists I didn't see coming. The action scenes are well done, and like the rest of the film don't follow the typical patterns-people get hurt and bleed. Best of all its really funny, not joke funny but humor coming out of the characters.

I really like the film.

There is one problem with the film, at least for a large portion of American audiences and that's half the film is in French. Its subtitled but the characters bounce back and forth between English and French freely (and even conjugate curse words). If you don't mind the on again off again titling I highly recommend this film.

Currently on DVD

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