Topic: Bad Lieutenant

So a few buddies and I watched Bad Lieutenant tonight. I had seen BL many of times and love the film. I can even remember the version with the ScoolyD song playing in the film with the Zeppelin sample. But I digress; my buddies hated the film. I have never met anybody who didn't like the film. They thought it was going two be some fucking action film, which I said it wasn't. But I described it as Taxi Driver of the 90's which they seen no similarity whatsoever. I was just wondering if there was anyone out there that didn't like the film... or who loves the film. Let's talk about it here. I think it's one of the best films of the 90's.

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I just happen to be writing about Bad Lieutenant LOL
A very thought provoking movie on several levels and an amazing performance by Keitel -
I agree it has to be one of the best films of the 90's and I think Ferrara's possible high mark as a director.
(read: I digs it big_smile )
I think the movie shares a similar atmosphere as Taxi Driver, but there's some pretty heavy religious meditations going on in BL that gives it its own impetus, if you will.
(read: some smart sounding conversational bullshittery lol )

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I agree it has its own elements that take it to its own level. I personally feel Ferrara's best work came with King of New York; but BL is a very close second. I’m a filmmaker and hang out with a lot of film people and I always have had nothing but amazing things to say about the film and only ever heard great things about the film so it came as a shock to hear the dislike from some friends of mine. I think this and Combat Shock are unjustly seen by regular people as action films when they are so much more.

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and on a side note I had a BL T-shirt years ago which I wore to rags - boldly emblazoned on the back was the tagline:
Gambler
Thief
Junkie
Killer
(pause for effect)
Cop

cool

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Fuck that would be an awesome shirt!

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One helluva of diturbing rollercoaster ride of movie,Harvey Keitel's best and most savage work on film.Absolutely brillant and chilling.

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Haven't gotten to see this! I really need to.

I saw the one with Nicolas Cage though. And I didn't think that was bad at all.

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Wow, I just watched this on Friday night.  I just got the urge to see it from nowhere.  Dun, dun, dun.  LOL 

I like it a lot.  I think it's one of Keitel's best performances even if you do get smacked with the full frontal.  LMAO

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Full frontal eh? I better chase up this movie then!!! lol Lol never seen it, will keep an eye out.

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Lilith wrote:

Full frontal eh? I better chase up this movie then!!! lol Lol never seen it, will keep an eye out.

Oh you dirty minded woman:/:lol::P