Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans review for thescope.ca by 24 Hours to Midnight: The Blog!

Here we have Nicolas Cage at his Nicolas Cagiest. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) stars Nicolas Cage as an off-the-rails cop in post-Katrina New Orleans.¬†It’s directed by¬†delightful German weirdo Werner Herzog (the anti-Uwe Boll).

Note: The film is unrelated to Bad Lieutenant (1992), with the only connection being that they both star a lieutenant that is not particularly good.

Nicolas Cage is given 122 minutes to Nicolas Cage it up — pick up an accent, drop an accent, laugh like his teeth are being violently ejected from his face. Herzog shows up every now and then to add a bizarro directorial flourish — an interlude featuring an iguana singing soul songs of the ’70s, for example.

But let’s address the real reason why you’re watching this movie. You’re watching this movie because you’ve already you’ve had a taste of the damned honey of Nicolas Cage with bees in his eyes, and you want more. Well, spoiler alert on, but here’s the best thing you’ve seen all day: