Rampart 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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Entertainment Weekly

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

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

By Claudia Puig
Though the plot can be vague and occasionally convoluted, Harrelson is mesmerizing.
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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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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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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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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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Rampart - Good acting but little else

By sld007
Woody was great, as was Anne Heche, Ice Cube, etc. but the plot was nonexistent and the ending made no sense. Might of helped if I had dropped acid because who ever directed this film was most...

Wait till DVD!

By DanesFandango
I wouldn't go see this in the theater and I would probably hesitate renting it later. The movie was not very good. I was disappointed and it had an all star cast which disappointed me even farther....


By Peneflix
Woody Harrelson, as "Date Rape Dave" gives an exhilarating performance as a cop gone rogue; playing by his own rules in 1999 Los Angeles (reminiscent of the 1991 Rodney King brutal beating by Los...

Compelling Performance, Good Watch

By North Alabama
Woody Harrelson gives an outstanding performance of a dirty cop who has no regrets, until he has regrets, and, of course, it's too late. The story moves along, so it isn't boring, and the rest of...

This movie sucked

By ray340
I would not recommend anyone wasting a dime to see this movie, it really sucked. Should of gotten my money back....


By Bonamigo
worthless movie that went on to long, boring, and ended when the producers ran out of money. Defiantly not worth the money. What a rip off!...

Bad Lieutenant II

By Baah Ben
If you saw the movie with Harvey Keitel, this one is very, very similar. Bad cop gets worse and worse. The plot is thin, but Woody is excellent. If you like him, I sday it's worth the $7 and two...

The acting was great, but...

By frann226
This movie is very disturbing. The writer threw a little too much into the movie which took away from the plot. I mean did his ex-wives have to be sisters and live next door? This just took away from...

Woody Harrelson At His Best...

By Dennis in Oregon
This is an excellent film. Woody Harrelson, often uinderestimated by critics, provides a strong, memorable performance....

Rampart Rules

By Steviec54
Really liked the movie. Woody Harrelson was money. Starts out well and then kind of gets lost but no big deal. Worth the price of an evening flick. Harrelson should get some kind of award for his...

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Rated R | For pervasive language, sexual content and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dark, intense drama about violent, corrupt cop.
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