Rampart is a 2011 American drama film. Directed by Oren Moverman and co-written by Moverman and James Ellroy, the film stars Woody Harrelson, Ice Cube, Ned Beatty, Anne Heche, Steve Buscemi, and Sigourney Weaver. It is set in the midst of the fallout from the Rampart scandal of the late 1990s, when dirty LAPD veteran Dave Brown (Harrelson) is forced to face up to the consequences of his wayward career. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011. and was released in theaters in the U.S. on February 10, 2012.
Runtime 1 hr 48 mins Release Date Sep 10th 2011
Rampart received generally positive reviews and has a rating of 74% on Rotten tomatoes based on 139 reviews with an average rating of 6.6 out of 10. The sites consensus was that "Rampart sends viewers plummeting into a nihilistic hell of its protagonist's creation, yet Woody Harrelson's performance in the central role is too magnetic to dismiss". The film also has a score of 70 on Metacritic based on 35 reviews. Roger Ebert gave the film four stars out of four and praised Harrelson's performance, writing "Harrelson is an ideal actor for the role. Especially in tensely wound-up movies like this, he implies that he's looking at everything and then watching himself looking."
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2010s drama films, 2011 films, American films, English-language films, Films directed by Oren Moverman, Films set in 1999, Films set in Los Angeles, California, Films_based_on_works_by_James_Ellroy, Hood films, Screenplays by Oren Moverman
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