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Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality.

R In Theaters 11/20/2009 , 121min.
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April 30, 2011
HORRIBLE. stupid. not funny. awful!
April 23, 2010
Cage gives a great performance about the shallowness and corruption of a drug-addict cop.
April 14, 2010
It'***** or miss with me and Nicolas Cage. This was a miss. I don't mind my leading man to have a few flaws in his personality, but "Bad" doesn't come close to describing this Lieutenant. As far as acting, the funky shoulder tilt thing Cage does to infer he has a bad back looks ridiculous. Everyonr knows that the tilt begins at the hips, not the shoulders. It was lame (pardon the pun).
December 02, 2009
ONE critic said he found the flick "trippy" & as it had lots of action, non-sequiturs and unexpected developments, I guess that suits. The Bad Lt. wore a bad rug thruout, and amazingly it never did come off. He laughed like a hyena @ jokes no one else got, was willing to pimp his lady, was stoned all the time on what he'd taken off others. I believed in Eva moreso than Nick, & think it poetic
November 24, 2009
Relentlessly depressing. Sleaze, sleaze, sleaze. Did not hold my interest, so I left.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Mr. Herzog's film is a pulpy, glorious mess. Its maniacal unpredictability is such a blast that it reminds you just how tidy and dull most crime thrillers are these days. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
For filmgoers whose tastes run to pulp genre frissons, auteurist brio and Nicolas Cage at his most luridly over-the-top, Bad Lieutenant scores a kind of freaky-deaky home run. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It's tempting to forget that Cage is not Terence. That would be unfair though, and diminish the sheer ferocity of his performance. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
It's a maniacal performance, complete with mad gales of laughter and insane bouts of temper. Cage doesn't go over the top, but he teeters darn close. Full Review
Dana Stevens
This movie is a freaky little swamp thing. Full Review

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