• Released
  • February 10, 2012
  • (Limited LA, NY 2/10)
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
  • 39 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A veteran cop (Woody Harrelson) asserts his own code of justice on the streets.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Harrelson is an ideal actor for the role. Especially in tensely wound-up movies like this, he implies that he's looking at everything and...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Oren Moverman's Rampart is a terrific film: tense, shocking, complex, mesmerizing.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Yup, it could have been a bucket of bleak. But the electric talent of Harrelson and Moverman is too exciting to be anything but...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
With Mr. Harrelson, Mr. Moverman has created an antihero of epic proportions and indiscretions.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The best thing Harrelson brings is his own sweetness of disposition, which somehow never goes completely into hiding.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the plot can be vague and occasionally convoluted, Harrelson is mesmerizing.
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65

Movieline

While it provides a watchable, nuanced portrait of man in crisis, it's an insistently one-note affair, repeated until it induces a...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Harrelson though, is in every scene, and seeing him burn up Rampart is positively arresting.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Something to see and little to remember, an acrid character study undone by narrative implausibilities and its own lack of purpose.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Harrelson goes full bore from the opening scene and there are no scenes he is not in. But the effect is wearying rather than exhilarating.
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Rated R | For pervasive language, sexual content and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Dark, intense drama about violent, corrupt cop.
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