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OFFICER DOWN Stephen Dorff

I’m not sure what type of film “Officer Down” wants to be, but it doesn’t appear particularly successful on any front. Part cop drama, part whodunit, with a dusting of action dynamics, the picture marches forward without a game plan, creating a confusing, overly fussed-with effort that depends on twists to keep the audience invested, only it’s a stretch to believe that anyone will be at the edge of their seat by the time the resolution arrives. However, “Officer Down” is surprisingly settled, eschewing hacky low-budget chaos to attempt a more sensitive understanding of a troubled mind. It doesn’t quite achieve its plan for a psychological breakdown, but the effort is appreciated, even in a feature as messy as this one. Read the rest at


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