Bon cop, bad cop

Bon cop, bad cop

DVD - 2006 | French
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A policeman from Toronto, who speaks English, finds himself partnered with a policeman from Quebec, who speaks French. They are forced to work together on an investigation whose geographic jurisdiction is as mysterious as the motive of the crime. They must resolve their personal differences before they threaten the investigation.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Atlantis , 2006
Branch Call Number: DVD F BON French

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Great movie. Good portrayal of stereotypes in English and French Canada.

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akirakato
May 10, 2018

Directed by Eric Canuel in 2006, this Canadian dark comedy-thriller depicts the investigation of two police officers: one Ontarian and one Québecois.
The duo reluctantly join forces to solve a murder.
Although the title reads "Good cop/bad cop", they actually appear as two amateurish, unprofessional-looking and foolish cops, who allow a dead body hanging on the sign post to cut into two parts in the middle.
You see lots of gratuitous explosions out of the blues.
At the beginning you're forced to listen to the director's unnecessary sales pitch.
Even a great director like Steven Spielberg gives you a choice to view his introduction.

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Crpalace68
May 07, 2018

I couldn't watch it although I gave it the college try. First the unbelievable things pile up and then Rick Mercer shows up and I had to turn it off. Can't stand him. Bon cop, bad movie, really bad.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 03, 2018

An impressive tongue-in-cheek, Canadian film that laughs at our cultural differences and importance. There is a scene in the movie with a much younger Rick Mercer, being a sports caster. Funny film with a story. Not as deep as The Silent Partner, but done almost as well, for being another mismatched cop pairing film. Well done.

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JLMason
Jun 04, 2017

Filled with deliberately outrageous stereotypes, tongue-in-cheek good humour, and a ribald sense of the absurd, this quintessentially Canadian film is a whole lotta fun. The French pathologist, the explanation for how to swear in French, and Ward's sister's night of passion with Bouchard were unforgettably hilarious. Did I mention that the theme is "hockey"?

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rpavlacic
Feb 15, 2017

This movie plays off on the intense relationship - and rivalry - between the provincial police forces of Ontario and Quebec, the OPP and the SQ; with two cops who are perfectly bilingual but have a hard time getting along (until it gets personal for both of them). Add in a serial killer targeting the hockey community, a devoted mother, a sister of one of the cops who is a sexy bombshell (and a foil for the other cop), and a young girl who becomes an innocent victim when she is kidnapped, and you have something that combines "Lethal Weapon" with the "two solitudes". Funny from start to finish, but sobering as well.

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mammothhawk229e
Jan 15, 2017

Great low-brow film & sly in-jokes.
Loved the bonus feature on taboo alternate ending.
Surprised Gary Bettman did not sue for libel & slander.

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ThisBoy
Jan 18, 2016

My only problem with this movie is that I did not want it to end. It's hilarious.

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JudithE
Aug 29, 2015

What I liked most about the movie was the commentary of franco-anglo relationships and suspicions, and the caricatures of our characters. I had trouble remembering the nude scene (must be getting old), but now that it's come to mind, I think it had some plot value. It's fun, and it's Canadian, and it feels so rare to have such an even language split ( and it comes in three versions -- one for francophones, one for anglophones, and one for the bilingual).

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ilovewhippets
Aug 26, 2015

Awful!

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nadian Oct 09, 2009

Sexual Content: One explicit scene of sexual content

nadian Oct 09, 2009

Violence: Many scenes of gory violence

nadian Oct 09, 2009

Coarse Language: Explicit language, in both French and English

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DavidB
Aug 04, 2009

Coarse Language: Not only does it feature copious amounts of frenchh-cursing, this film also teraches us how to use them properly in a sentence and conjugate it like a verbe.

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rpavlacic
Feb 15, 2017

rpavlacic thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

nadian Oct 09, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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nadian Oct 09, 2009

His heart is in Québec.
Ya l'Ontario dans l'cul aussi! (Yeah but he's got Ontario up his ass!)

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