Copshop came available on Vudu this weekend. It was a film that I had not seen that was in the theaters only and I had heard good word of mouth on. I have never been a big fan of Gerard Butler, but I definitely liked his last film, Greenland, so I was willing to give it a go.
A con-man, Teddy (Frank Grillo), on the run from people who wanted him dead, assaults a rookie police officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder), as a way of being arrested and, thus, protected from those after him. However, when hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler) wound up in the cell across from Teddy, fireworks began to explode.
There is no doubt that I absolutely loved the character of Valerie Young, and how Alexis Louder brought this bad ass woman to life. She easily stood out among the rest of the male dominant cast as one of the most interesting and capable characters on screen.
The interactions between Teddy, Valerie and Bob were some of the best scenes in the film. You were never sure which of the two men could be trusted and we got a chance to see both of them reveal their true character.
The arrival of Anthony Lamb (Toby Huss) threw a real monkey wrench into the deal. Lamb was a real psychopath and he was bloodthirsty and dedicated to completing his task. He was dark and extremely entertaining, at least as entertaining as a brutal killer can be.
The story does stretch credibility quite a bit and requires some coincidental actions happening for it to work, but that is something that most action/adventures movies has and none of those affect my enjoyment of the show.
Copshop was a lot of fun and it is sad that there was not more people going to it while it was in the theaters. With it now on streaming, hopefully more people will get a chance to see it.