Dir. Werner Herzog (2009).
Abel Ferrara’s 1992 original plumbed the depths of spiritual degradation; largely due to Nicholas Cage’s performance, Herzog’s remake is… almost fun. Shoulders hunched nearly to his ears, face contorted in a perpetual glower, the star appears to be channeling Frank Langella’s Nixon. Is this shambolic maniac Herzog’s idea of an American hero? As such, he is provided with a suitably gruesome case and an ample supply of cop-movie clichés.
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