Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rampart Review - 2 Stars

Woody Harrelson plays a burnt out LA police office unable to keep up with changing times.  Enraged when a possibly high driver crashes into his patrol car, Harrelson beats the man senseless.  The new world of technology captures his act and posts it on the net.  Soon the powers in charge investigate Harrelson ramping up his well deserved paranoia.   Rampart tells its story with a first-rate cast including Sigourney Weaver, Ben Foster, Robin Young and Ice Cube.  The movies have tackled many stories of policemen who’ve gone over the edge.  “Rampart” winds down from interesting or even intriguing to the same old unhappy story.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Cop drama.  Is it entertaining?  Winds down to the same old stuff.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A downer.