Bad Lieutenant (1992) Movie Summary
He has survived on the streets for twenty years. He's a gambler...a thief...a junkie...a killer and a cop. Now he's investigating the most shocking case of his life, and as he moves closer to the truth his self-destructive past is closing in. Harvey Keitel gives a searing performance as an out-of-control police detective on a collision course with disaster in director Abel Ferrara's brilliant and deeply disturbing melodrama.
Bad Lieutenant Film Synopsis
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
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Not missing muchFor all those reviewers who complained about seeing a cut version of the film, you didn't miss much. Saw the entire film and it still stunk. A waste of Harvey Keitel's talent..Score: 1/5
Heavily Edited Pass on this one!This was a great movie full of bad conduct by a Law Enforcement Lieutenant. A NYPD detective. It was a good script with plenty of room for Harvey Kietel to interpret his characters lack of dedication and excessive appetite for drugs and sex. This Lt had no bottom line, no code of conduct no loyalty to anyone or anything. ITunes mutilated this film by only showing some of his bad acts and making it unbalanced in the story it tried to tell. It is just unwatchable and makes no sense scene to scene. There was no logical justification for the ending because the voyage wasn’t that bad.(in its edited form.) Why offer a film in this form at all? This was not what anyone connected to the project had in mind. Buy the special DVD instead of this iTunes abomination..Score: 1/5
Mildly Naughty LieutenantThis movie rocks in it's uncut form…that being said, the version that I downloaded from ITUNES was the castrated version, total garbage. Without the gritty details that are cut out of the edited new version, the story almost doesn't make sense. In the new edited version he is just another corrupt cop wandering around being a jerk, there is no feel for why he is actually bad. The original movie gets five stars, the new version gets one star, only because I couldn't give it none..Score: 1/5
A Good FilmWhen i First Bought this movie i thought it was going to be great i like Harvey Kietel i think he is a tremendous actor and i appreciated what the dirctor was going for but i actually thought that the plot of it was actually fairly weak i think that the director didnt make Harvey go deep enough into his charecter i also thought there were alot of parts in this movie that were just downright stupid but the storyline itself was good in fact just rent it becasue its Got Harvey Keitel..Score: 4/5
ExcellentOne of few that I can watch many times. If you enjoy movies where the main character breaks all the rules and goes bad, this is it..Score: 5/5
AwfulI rented this based on the reviews and enjoy Keitel, but this was just plain painful to watch. He was so whiney - do not even waste 99 cents on this..Score: 1/5
EditedEdited version. Not the real deal. Shame on you ITunes.Score: 1/5
Edited version, don't botherI didn't realise this was the edited version before ordering, so I'm pissed. I jumped at the price, my fault, but itunes needs to make this more clear. skip this, it's not worth a dime without the cut scenes.Score: 1/5
Dont do itThe worst thing i have ever seen, awful.Score: 1/5
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One of the Greatest Movies Ever, BUTOnce again, this is just another edited movie from iTunes. So many movies on Apple's iTunes movie rental service are edited. In this case, a couple of the most powerful scenes in this film are missing. One, where Keitel is naked dancing with two girls, another where he pulls over two young girls and asks them to do a favor for him. DO NOT RENT MOVIES FROM ITUNES ANY LONGER, THIS PRACTICE OF EDITING OUT IMPORTANT SCENES IS UNACCEPTABLE. And you will never know what scenes are missing until you have paid for the rental and then watched it. BOO..Score: 5/5
One of the worst movies I have ever watched.How these others can say its one of the best is beyond me. A waste of time and money..Score: 1/5
One of Harvey's best!If you are a fan of the darker bad cop movies like training day....this is the movie for you...best of the genre!.Score: 5/5
Superb movie but missing scenese actually take away from impactThink of Saving Private Ryan without the real images to help you realize what it was like? Would it still have the same impact? No. I stopped renting from BlockBuster because they edit movies they rent to people. Unfortunately I will not rent or buy any movies from iTunes again because of the editing. I am an adult and do not need someone editing movies for me, for whatever reason. Please do NOT edit movies iTunes, be true to the people and true to the art! If there are disturbing scenes, put that in the summary..Score: 5/5
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