Bulletproof review – violent cops flout the rules. Is this meant to be fun?

Bulletproof review – violent cops flout the rules. Is this meant to be fun?
This witlessly macho crime drama is tedious enough but asking us to sympathise with trigger-happy lawmen is beyond the pale

This crass, macho movie is an LA police drama with an unreconstructed 1970s mentality. Its heroes are tough-guy white cops with chevron moustaches who’ll smoke on duty if they damn well please, and to hell with the regulations. The only significant female character is a drug addict who allows a pimp to sell her daughter to a drug gang. African American men mostly appear cuffed and face down on the bonnet of a patrol car. And its sympathy for white lawmen who play fast and loose with the rules – especially at a time when so many unarmed black men are dying at the hands of white officers – feels shamefully irresponsible.

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