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Video Review: 'Third World Cop'

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Third World Cop

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
98 minutes
performer:
Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers
distributor:
Palm Pictures
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

How’s this for moral ambiguity? The supercop at the center of the gangsta shoot-em-up Third World Cop is named Capone. And guess what? He plays by his own rules. Those are just a couple of the clichés besetting Campbell (Dancehall Queen), whose laconic charisma endeavors to raise this, the highest-grossing homegrown film to come out of Jamaica, above mediocrity. Alas, that triteness — and a video-to-film transfer that just screams COPS Goes to Kingston — carry the day, making this just, well, irie. C

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