Cop Car

Critics Consensus

Cop Car boasts a terrific premise and a grimly gripping opening act -- and for some viewers, that will be enough to compensate for the movie's uneven denouement.

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Kevin Bacon (The Following, HBO's Taking Chance, Mystic River) stars in director Jon Watts' delightful throwback thriller Cop Car. When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (Kevin Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences. (C) Focus World

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Critic Reviews for Cop Car

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (69) | Rotten (17)

  • [Cop Car] doesn't offer much in the way of substantial character development, but that's not a deterrent when the fun twists keep coming.

    Sep 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Ibad Shah

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  • Watts walks us innocents out into the landscape where Hollywood has made its greatest myths and then removes the blindfold.

    Aug 28, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Anchored by solid performances and a taut script, Cop Car is a tension-filled thrill ride.

    Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite the occasional pothole, Cop Car is an arresting ride.

    Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • [Cop Car features] the most evil monologue of the year. Perfectly, horribly, fantastically chilling.

    Aug 13, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • "Cop Car" has two kids at its center, but don't mistake this taut, wicked little thriller for a children's film.

    Aug 13, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cop Car

  • May 01, 2016
    Cop Car is a film that takes full advantage of the simplicity of its plot. Genuinely entertaining from start to finish.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2016
    Lacks a resolution, but it's still a decent thriller.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2016
    Dark humor mixed with terse and gripping thrill, I thought I was watching a Coen Brothers film.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2015
    With simple storytelling and smart direction, Cop Car is the rare thriller that actually had me on the edge of my seat. Recommended.
    Joshua H Super Reviewer

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