Woody Harrelson stars as morally-lax LA cop Dave Brown in this nihilistic take on the so-called Rampart police corruption scandal of the late 1990s. It's co-scripted by James Ellroy and includes a raft of star turns (Sigourney Weaver, Ned Beatty, Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright and Anne Heche among them). It's Harrelson's performance as the fascistic Brown that commands the attention, though. Not an easy watch (or listen: I had the subtitles on at points), but a powerful movie that has had an undeservedly limited theatrical release.
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