Copshop has Gerard Butler starring as hitman Bob Viddick who gets himself arrested for being drunk in charge of a vehicle that slams into a Police car. But this was just to get him to be put in the same jail as shifty con man Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) as he has been hired to kill him. But hiding out in jail won’t be enough to protect Teddy from Viddick even if the cop at the station Valerie Young (Alexis Louder) wants to get to the bottom of the story of both men. When the arrival of a competing assassin (Toby Huss) ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.
Plot twists aplenty and some inspired dialogue takes this thriller above most and the cast help enhance the action/drama as it unfolds. Shades of Assault on Precinct 13 are in the mix but it is engaging enough to keep you glued until the tense finale. Grillo and Butler play well off of one another and share some of the best scenes but Toby Huss is especially hilarious and frightening at the same time as the assassin who will do anything, and kill anyone to get his man.
This was supposed to have been released on Blu-ray in the UK at the end of December but because Amazon picked it up to show in the UK this release was canceled and only released on DVD, which is sadly all too common these days. Thankfully it has been released in Europe and the USA on Blu ray so you can still pick up this great thriller on disc if required from places such as eBay. The USA release reports having a fabulous 1080p image with a real loud and bombastic surround mix. The extras on this release are zero which is disappointing. It has also been released in Scandinavia with the same transfer but also on 4K UHD. All discs are region-free.
A great thriller that you should check out if you enjoy action movies with a plot that is always keeping you guessing.
FILM – 8 OUT OF 10