Presenter Grant Lauchlan was joined in the Moviejuice studios for this week’s reviews by film critics Siobhan Synnot and Alistair Harkness.
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, in Rampart a veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family – and struggles for his own survival.
Grant started: “Woody Harrelson, he is mesmerising – really, really good in this. He’s the best thing in the film for me.
“I wasn’t hugely bowled over by the film, but he makes it worth watching.”
Siobhan added: “There’s an interesting story to be told about Woody Harrelson himself. Too smart to be a leading man? Too bald to be a leading man?
“Who knows, but he’s a really underrated actor and he’s great in Rampart.”
Alistair was a fan of the film. He said: “What I like about it is it looks like he’s going to be giving this huge amazing performance all the way through it, but what happens is that he becomes a little bit quieter as the film goes on.”
So, time for star ratings. Grant gave it a “strong” three. Alistair would give it a four as a “grown-up”, dirty cop movie, “and an intelligent one too”.
Meanwhile Siobhan would “say Cheers to Woody”, but thanks to the plot opted for three out of five.