Director: Joe Carnahan
Screenplay: Kurt McLeod, Joe Carnahan from a story by Mark Williams, Kurt McLeod
Stars: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, Chad L. Coleman, Ryan O’Nan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Robert Walker Branchaud and Keith Jardine.
Tagline: Someone’s Gotta Take The Hit
Conman and thief, Teddy Murretto (Grillo) is on the run. People Murretto double-crossed have put a hit on him. As assassin Bob Viddick (Butler) closes in for the kill, Murretto gets himself arrested. Murretto figures he’ll be safe in the remote police lock-up. It sounds like a great plan until Viddick is arrested and put in the next cell.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Copshop is such a fun ride. Kurt McLeod, Joe Carnahan and Mark Williams have created a story that has mystery, tons of action, twists and the right amount of humor.
Carnahan has assembled a great cast. Butler is perfect as the stoic hitman. Grillo is always a favorite. The two surprise stars for me are Alexis Louder and Toby Huss. Louder has charisma and star power. Huss is a scary riot. Once he appears on screen things are taken up a notch.
I really enjoyed Copshop and look forward to watching it again!
Copshop (2021) rates 4 of 5 stars.