| Director||Oren Moverman|
| Writer||Oren Moverman, James Ellroy|
| Release Date||27-Jan-2012|
| Cast||Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Ice Cube, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche|
About Movie:- Los Angeles, 1999 - Officer Dave Brown (Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruptionscandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?
Movie Review:-Nothing fascinates like a dirty cop. In real life they're terrifying, but in the movies their upending of law and order can open deep explorations of psychology, morality and violence. So meet Dave Brown, Brown is a cop long ago unleashed from the rules of the Los Angeles Police Department. Roving the streets in his black-and-white cruiser, he governs and punishes at will. His home life is a riddle. Somehow he has fathered children with two sisters. Somehow he still lives casually with them both, slipping in and out of a family life thats as tangled as his long career on the force.
Direction, Dialogues and Music:-Oren Moverman’s RAMPART probably sounds like just another dirty cop flick in the vein of TRAINING DAY or DARK BLUE- which is what I assumed walking into the TIFF screening. Considering that it comes from a script by James Ellroy (L.A CONFIDENTIAL, and one of my favorite books, AMERICAN TABLOID) that’s been making the rounds in Hollywood for a few years now, I figured it would be a dark, gritty actioner, but director Moverman (THE MESSENGER) has something else in mind.
Overall:-It worth seeking