Release Date: August 7, 2015
Director: Jon Watts
Adolescent brothers find an unattended cop car and decide to take it for a ride.
Cop Car takes a bare bones script and delivers a sparse, tense thriller. There’s not too much more to the story than the synopsis but it’s enough. After the owner of the cop car in question enters the movie (Kevin Bacon), things heat up and don’t cool down until the credits roll.
There is a bit of character development for the two young brothers at the beginning of the movie. It’s a fun scene where one brother is listing off curse words and the other repeats the words almost begrudgingly. This is really all the depth our main characters are given. Nothing more.
You’re not going to get any backstory in Cop Car. There are few pieces you may be able to put together but the movie doesn’t spell anything out beyond the action that’s on the screen. The good news is you don’t need anything more to understand the stakes.« « Westworld | Never Not Funny » »