Interesting documentary to try to understand why cops in Mexico are corrupted. Maybe watching this one change your point of view, or maybe not.
Personally, I really enjoyed the way the director filmed this one mixing fiction with reality. Also, how difficult is to be a cop in Mexico.
So, overall a good documentary for a Sunday afternoon.
Reviewed by dfloro7 / 10
A documentary with a twist
While watching "A Cop Movie," at first it's hard to figure out exactly what is going on. So I'll spoil it for you right away: it's a documentary about two real Mexican police officers (shown near the film's end) presented as a series of "re-enactments" starring two paid actors, and is also about the really stressful and immersive training that they undergo in order to perform their roles realistically. As weird as this cinema verite technique may sound, it is ultimately compelling and revealing about the mostly heinous job and the people, well intentioned as they may be, that it gradually chews up and spits out. I'd rate it at 7.5/10 stars.
Reviewed by JuguAbraham8 / 10
Deserved the Silver Bear for outstanding Artistic Contribution at the Berlin film festival
Part documentary, part acted. Wonderful idea. Discusses the corruption in the Mexican police force. Is the public responsible for the state of affairs? Are the elected politicians who encourage the corruption responsible? Will honest cops survive? Very good music and cinematography to boot. This film deserved the Silver Bear for outstanding Artistic Contribution for Editing at the Berlin Film Festival 2021. A trivia the film reveals: It is the always the original natives (a.k.a. The indigenous population) who opt for this no-win career forcing you to accept the status quo of the Mexican police force. If you don't accept the system you are cornered until you resign in disgust.