Nicolas Cage plays rogue detective Terence McDonagh in what is being described as 'one of his finest performances' who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs - while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves - Frankie Donnenfield (Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.
He's no Dirty Harry.
- Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans review by BL
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You rated this film: 3
I like Nicolas cage so was looking forward to this movie. He does act well and with Eva Mendes providing the glamour it was a watchable movie but not a great movie.
The character he plays has a good cop, bad cop profile and clearly not everything is done by the book - in fact very little. He is a law unto himself but does the end justify the means? His life seems highly complicated - I think he needs a holiday.
Bad Lieutenant?, Bad Film
- Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans review by JR
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Very poor film. It lost my concentration in the first 30 mins. I like Nicolas Cage but the film is so boring and lacks any real story line or action. If you are looking for a good Nicolas cage film or action film then keep away from this one.