Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant

By Werner Herzog

  • Genre: Werner Herzog
  • Release Date: 2010-05-21
  • Advisory Rating: 18
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Director: Werner Herzog
  • Production Company: Bad Lt. Productions
  • iTunes Price: GBP 3.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 452 Ratings


Nicolas Cage plays rogue detective Terence McDonagh who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs - while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Terence becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves - Frankie Donnenfield. Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and maniacally humorous.




  • Back to basics Cage

    By B29190
    If you liked Mr Cage back in the old days when he was making cult offerings like "Wild at Heart" with quote you can live with for weeks, then you will like this (a lot). Although this may not be his best film yet, it was a real breath of fresh air after many of his recent films made from the Hollywood jelly mould. Well done Nic, nearly there, please make more of these.
  • Best Quote

    By mushty258
    "Shoot him again" "Why" "His souls still dancing!" best quote of the year
  • Bonkers Re-imagining

    By stringer_bell
    It's a joining of Nic Cage and Werner Herzog,so it was always going to be completely bonkers.Worth it for the Iguanas and "Alligator-cam"alone.Don't try comparisons with the original,just enjoy Cage back to fine (free) form.
  • Fantastic film...

    By Steve Elvin
    Really great film, has a strange storyline which is really different, no happy ending, no sad ending. Just makes you think a lot about what you have seen. Well worth watching, especially to those who don't just want an easy ride and the usual boring plots in films. Really enjoyed and surprised I had never heard of it except on browsing the films on here to rent
  • Really good film

    By Conor O
    This film is chaotic, insane and so, so entertaining, nic cage I don't think is a great actor but he really shines in this. Overall this is a really entertaing and at times funny film, worthy of the 4 stars that I posses it with.
  • Rubbish

    By Phoenix8604
  • bad lieutenant

    By Saigau
  • bad movie, not the lieutenant

    By skrajny
    Herzog getting burnt out.
  • reptiles

    By Trevor Kennedy
    If you like reptiles and wooden acting then you'll love this. If not then like me you'll think its the worst film you've ever seen. DO NOT RENT OR BUY THIS MOVIE! One star is generous
  • wow

    By jesmondapple
    well it started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better. But other than that, excellent. apart from making the mistake of going to see real steel in the cinema ive never wanted my money back more for any other film!!!!!! genuine rubbish, one cracking line from nick cage towards the end of the 2 hours saved it from one star other wise its awful