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Bon Cop Bad Cop (DVD Review)

11 May, 2008 By: Rachel Cericola

Bon Cop

Street 5/13/08
$24.98 DVD
Not rated.
Stars Colm Feore, Patrick Huard.

Martin (Feore) and David (Huard) are total opposites. One speaks English, the other French. One follows the law, the other doesn't. After the victim of a serial killer is found dangling over the “Welcome to Ontario” sign, these two crazy Canadians find themselves following a body count to bring down the culprit.

Despite the typical serial killer plot, Bon Cop Bad Cop actually works. The two leads play their parts well, the action is good, and it's actually quite funny. It's not 48 Hours funny, but it's definitely got that vibe. Think classic buddy cop movies, such as Lethal Weapon, Tango & Cash and Starsky & Hutch, with a twist of The Mighty Ducks because there's a lot of hockey going on here.

With the tagline, “Shoot First, Translate Later,” it's no wonder that the film injects a bit of humor along the way. It also includes a lot of French, billing itself as Canada's first bilingual feature (it's not; that honor actually goes to 1963's Amanita Pestilens).

However, the film has plenty of its own accolades, scoring a Golden Reel Award for 2006 domestic revenues, as well as Canada's Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.

What this DVD release doesn't have is any extras, aside from the obligatory movie trailer. It's a shame considering the movie's high rank in Canada's (and possibly hockey's) movie hall of fame. It recently beat out Porky's as the country's top-grossing film of all time.

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