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Tuesday 19 September 2017

THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL -- NEW ORLEANS PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME COP OUT TRAFFICKED

Drama: Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer.

PLOT: A cop addicted to painkillers continues in his corrupt line of work.

VERDICT: Undisciplined and indulgent with performances bordering on the hysterical.



PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

FantasY: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina.

PLOT: A young peasant boy is adopted into the royal house of Persia and grows up to be a buffed-up Jake Gyllenhaal.

VERDICT: Instantly forgettable.



COP OUT

Action/Comedy. Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott.

PLOT: Two Brooklyn detectives are suspended when a drug stakeout goes badly wrong.

VERDICT: Derivative, dull and dunderheaded.



TRAFFICKED

Drama. Starring Ruth Negga, Karl Shiels, Jasmine Russell.

PLOT: An illegal African immigrant is trafficked into Dublin to be exploited in the sex trade.

VERDICT: Amateurish and shoddy.

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