Copshop Is a Nasty, Nutty Slaughterfest

It’s not easy to pull off a satisfying shoot-’em-up in this day and age. The subgenre became somewhat tired long ago, which means that current efforts either try too hard to reinvent old tropes or feel dispiritingly familiar. (For every John Wick, it seems we get any number of John Wick wannabes.) And then there’s the whole morality thing: Get too real and you’ll turn off, or maybe even piss off, a viewing public already sensitive to the real-life toll of guns and glorified carnage. In that context, Joe Carnahan’s Copshop inhabits an enviable Goldilocks Zone for movies about dudes getting their heads blown off. It’s clever but not cute, savage but not depressing, and cartoonish but not asinine.
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Weekend Box Office Forecast: Shang-Chi Targets Third #1 Weekend as Copshop and Cry Macho Eye Soft Starts

After two banner weekends at the box office, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is looking to easily three-peat atop the domestic market. The Marvel Studios hit from Disney has so far recorded several important benchmarks, including the all-time Labor Day weekend record ($75.4 million three-day) and the third highest opening and sophomore frame ($23.2 million) in industry history — behind only the two It films ($60.1 million and $39.6 million, respectively). Shang-Chi also scored the best second weekend of any film released during the pandemic, topping Black Widow‘s $25.9 million.

Copshop Star Frank Grillo Says Jiu Jitsu Saved His Life [Interview]

Actor Frank Grillo can fight. When he's on-screen, he's bringing over 30 years of experience from wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and boxing. He even trained with one of the greatest fighters of all time, Rickson Gracie, who's a master of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grillo knows how to carry himself, which is why he's one of the more convincing action stars tearing up the screen these days.

Copshop review – taut, 70s-style actioner

Alexis Louder holds her own as the heroine of (and sole woman in) Joe Carnahan’s lean, mean, 70s-inspired action thriller. She plays Valerie Young, a Nevada sheriff and former army medic with neon pink nails. In opposite police station cells are contract killer Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler) and his target, “mob conman” Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo). Viddick has a plan, but his mission is stalled by the unexpected arrival of psychopathic serial killer Anthony Lamb (Toby Huss), who storms the station. Young is caught in the crossfire.

At the Movies | “Cry Macho” & “Copshop”

It’s time for our weekly look at the movies! As always, Movie Mike is here is discuss last week’s hits and misses and preview the new films coming out this week! This week we have 2 new films: western drama “Cry Macho and action flick “Copshop”. For more Movie Mike...

Copshop Review

Joe Carnahan is a filmmaker born out of time. Early on in his latest, Copshop, the soundtrack blasts out the irresistible wacca-wacca of Lalo Schifrin’s Magnum Force score and Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Freddie’s Dead’ from Superfly. You can imagine he would have been right at home directing a Clint Eastwood or a Steve McQueen or a Lee Marvin in some stripped-down ’70s thriller. As such, Copshop, coming hot on the heels of last month’s Boss Level, is a typical Carnahan joint: streamlined, muscular, morally murky and, especially in its second half, armed to the teeth with gunplay. It’s modest in its ambition but delivers lo-fi pleasures with aplomb.
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Interview: Gerard Butler and Alexis Louder Talk ‘Copshop’

BGN interviews Gerard Butler (Bob Viddick) and Alexis Louder (Valerie Young) for the new film Copshop. Tearing through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden Crown Vic, wily con artist Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) hatches a desperate plan to hide out from lethal hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler): He sucker-punches rookie officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder) to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. Jail can’t protect Murretto for long, and Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. When the arrival of a competing assassin (Toby Huss) ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.
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'70s-style crime actioner 'Copshop' would be a bust without Alexis Louder

A hit man, a con artist and a cop … That’s not setting up a joke, it’s the trio at the center of “Copshop,” director Joe Carnahan’s ‘70s-style crime thriller. Only the movie is not thrilling … or interesting … In fact, it’s so ridiculous it might be a joke after all.

Copshop Release Date, Cast And Plot - What We Know So Far

Even though Gerard Butler's filmography has proven a bit spotty over the past decade or so, he remains one of the preeminent names in the realm of action cinema. And given Butler's recent output, it appears he has no intention of giving up that status anytime soon — a fact which is only further evinced by a look at the projects Butler's got in the pipeline on his IMDb page. Among those upcoming projects are sequels to recent hits like "Den of Thieves," and "Greenland," and a slew of films almost all of which boast the tab "action-thriller," and will find Butler portraying CIA operatives, a post-apocalyptic treasure hunter, and an airline pilot unexpectedly caught in a war zone.