Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Bon Cop, Bad Cop: 6 out of 10.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop was named Best Motion Picture at this years Genie Awards. I had heard many good things about this flick, so I was pretty jazzed when I settled in to watch it this weekend.
Patrick Huard and Colm Feore are very good, and there's lots of funny CanCon revolving around the Ontario - Quebec rivalry. The premise is explained without using actually names and NHL teams. For example, they'll talk about the team from Quebec City that moved to Colorado before becoming champions. Then they'll discuss #88 who refused to play in Quebec City and instead played for Philadelphia. They also refer to The Great One, who was sold to L.A., and Rick Mercer plays a thinly disguised Don Cherry who slags the French and wears rather obnoxious shirts. See how silly it all is?
Even if you get past the cheesy hockey fuelled premise, the movie completely loses you in the final act. The final act and lead up to the climax is just way too long and, quite frankly, boring. The whole charming and fun good cop / bad cop work of the previous 2/3s is pissed away so we can watch a drawn out, cliched cops and robbers chase.
My list of best Canadian movies will not require an edit.
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