In Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara’s latest, Gérard Depardieu stars as a loathsome, sex-addicted French diplomat—an obvious facsimile of Dominique Strauss-Kahn—who lands in jail for sexually assaulting a hotel maid. It can be compelling to watch Depardieu’s character go from treating women like objects to being roughed up by prison security himself. But the film, which sparked enough controversy that French theaters refused to pick it up, spends too much time bogged down in its more decadent scenes to spark any new insights. C–
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Genre: Drama; Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Gerard Depardieu; Director: Abel Ferrara; Release Date Limited: 03/27/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 108; MPAA Rating: R
Posted March 25 2015 — 6:23 PM EDT
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