Maniac Cop ★★★★½

"They don't make cops like him anymore. He was one of a kind."

This is near-perfect on the level of craft, if anything it's so focused on maintaining tension and narrative momentum that it gives up a little too much in the area of political subversion. Even so, this is a nice antidote for bloodthirsty cop worship, even if a more powerful (and realistic) one would depict half the city and the entire police force standing up for Officer Cordell - after all, he's putting his life on the line night after night, protecting all the citizens of the city, even the ones who hate him most. He may have his faults, but he's only human, isn't he?

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