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Starring: Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, Alexis Louder, Toby Huss, Ryan O’Nan, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau
OUR RATING: ★★★½
Action thriller directed and co-written by Joe Carnahan. Copshop (2021) follows con artist Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo), who hatches a desperate plan to hide out from hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler) by sucker-punching rookie officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder) to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. However, Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. But the arrival of a competing assassin, Anthony Lamb (Toby Huss), ignites all-out mayhem, forcing Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.
Our Favorite Quotes:'Hard chargers get charged hard.' - Bob Viddick (Copshop) Click To Tweet
Valerie Young: So Clem’s one-stop shopping for life-shortening and s**t, cheeseburgers, guns. Does he deep-fry bullets?
Duane Mitchell: He might. You can damn near deep fry anything these days.
Valerie Young: I’m going to let you finish that heart attack, and I’m going to go protect and serve.
Duane Mitchell: Be right there, rookie. I protect and serve better on a full stomach.
Teddy Murretto: Which one of you going to arrest me? Alright. Somebody arrest me. Will one of you please f***ing arrest…
Valerie Young: [tasers Teddy] You’re under arrest.
Teddy Murretto: Can I get my cell?
Valerie Young: The only cell you’re getting is the one you’re spending the night in.
Valerie Young: You know, I had this boyfriend in high school, Curtis Flores. My father didn’t care for him, not that he liked any of my boyfriends. But he always said about Curtis, “Honey, that boy is never more than a day ahead of the devil.” Curtis.
Teddy Murretto: Curtis sounds like a gem. Whatever happened to him?
Valerie Young: He was stabbed and killed in the parking lot of an Applebee’s. He let the day get past him, and the devil was right there.
Trooper Faulkner: How is that workout coming along?
Kimble: Yeah, I gave up on the workouts.
Trooper Faulkner: Just make decisions, man.
Kimble: Yeah. I’m making the decision not to work out.
Teddy Murretto: You got any food? I’m famished.
Ruby: Just loaf.
Teddy Murretto: What the hell is loaf?
Ruby: If you’re into that dried dog s**t, it’s delicious.
Valerie Young: This just ain’t your night, Teddy.
Teddy Murretto: [as Viddick is locked up in the cell opposite him] What did you do?
Bob Viddick: I did what I had to do, to get in here. To get to you, Teddy.
'We are what we are. Always.' - Valerie Young (Copshop) Click To Tweet
Teddy Murretto: We make a deal?
Bob Viddick: Listen, Teddy. I don’t want you to think that you can save yourself, because you obviously can’t.
Bob Viddick: Guarantees aren’t mine to give, Teddy. You know how this goes, right? It’s up to you where I go next.
Teddy Murretto: I know who you are, pal. I’ve heard all about you. Legendary Bob Viddick. Some chilling s**t floating around about you. That poor b****rd in Tampa, you cut off his arm with a carving knife, then you beat him to death with that same arm, right?
Bob Viddick: It was his leg.
Bob Viddick: I’ve heard about you too, Teddy. Say you’re very effective. How you’re not dead a dozen different ways by now is a cross between a fluke and f***ing miracle.
Teddy Murretto: More magic trick than anything really. Mind over matter. I give people what they want.
Bob Viddick: And take more than you need.
Bob Viddick: Hey, what do you say we cut through all the bulls**t? You want to live.
Teddy Murretto: That’d be nice.
Bob Viddick: Alright, and you still think that’s possible, because you haven’t been paying attention, so you try to buy your way out.
'Bullets before prayers.' - Valerie Young, 'Is that a poem?' - Teddy Murretto (Copshop) Click To Tweet
Teddy Murretto: Let’s make a deal, man. I got a lot of money.
Bob Viddick: You mean the money you stole from them? What you fail to understand, Teddy, is it’s not about the money anymore. There’s no play here, Teddy. No deal to be made. It’s a simple choice.
Teddy Murretto: It’s never simple.
Bob Viddick: Are you a f***ing idiot? It is that simple.
Bob Viddick: Aspirin’s bad for your liver.
Brad: Cool, dude. Thanks. You a f***ing doctor?
Bob Viddick: Yep. I got my degree from the University of Common Sense.
Bob Viddick: [to Brad] I’m getting a sinking suspicion that “Huh” is the word that best describes you.
Bob Viddick: [as Young points her gun at him] You’re shaking.
Valerie Young: Yeah. I’m nervous. It’s amazing I haven’t blown your f***ing head off.
'One of male grooming's greatest misfires, the man bun. You look like old Tom Cruise in that Samurai picture that nobody watched.' - Anthony Lamb (Copshop) Click To Tweet
Valerie Young: I did this in Army Medical Corps on a cadaver.
Officer Peña: On a f***ing cadaver? Was it a cadaver before it started?
Valerie Young: Are you f***ing kidding me?
Officer Peña: What? I’m just, I’m nervous. I make bad jokes when I’m nervous.
Kimble: What’s got you so curious?
Valerie Young: Let’s you and me talk, man to man.
Teddy Murretto: Never more than a day ahead of the devil, huh?
Valerie Young: Tell me why Mr. Meryl Streep back there faked a DUI to get into this station for a shot at killing you?
Teddy Murretto: I don’t know. Why don’t you ask him? Bob Viddick.
Valerie Young: Why are you trying to kill him?
Bob Viddick: Why do you care? You don’t even like him.
Valerie Young: [to Teddy, referring to Viddick] You can tell me everything, and, I mean, every last f***ing thing. Or option two, you can keep smart-a**ing me, shrugging off my questions with that stupid f***ing look on your face, and I’ll put you and your pal in the same cell together.
'You're in the cop business, so that makes you a murderer. But I'm in the murder business, so that just makes me a laborer. You see how that works?' - Anthony Lamb (Copshop) Click To Tweet
Valerie Young: You’re a fixer.
Teddy Murretto: No, I hate that f***ing term. I don’t fix. I manufacture opportunities.
Teddy Murretto: The feds offered me a deal. I took the deal.
Valerie Young: What kind of deal?
Teddy Murretto: Reciprocal. Get people to turn.
Teddy Murretto: And then one night I almost got accidented.
Valerie Young: What does that mean?
Teddy Murretto: They almost blew me the f*** up. So I had to go to ground, disappear.
Bob Viddick: Hard chargers get charged hard.
Valerie Young: What does that mean?
Bob Viddick: It means, if you push through much, then you get pushed back hard. That doesn’t sound as cool.
Valerie Young: But it’s meant to be helpful?
Bob Viddick: What the f*** do you think I said it for?
Bob Viddick: You had it all. You know, they took good care of you, didn’t they? Money, women, whatever. Why in the hell would you give that up? You know, you could’ve kept going. You know, they would’ve never let you go down. You’d never see the inside of a courtroom, or that cell. You should’ve just kept going.
Teddy Murretto: I don’t do should’ve, would’ve, could’ve.
Bob Viddick: No, you just light your entire f***ing life on fire, run as fast as you can, hoping that’ll put out the flames.
Teddy Murretto: You’ve never been forced down the f***ing rabbit hole making life and death decisions, Bob.
Bob Viddick: I do that every f***ing day.
Teddy Murretto: No, you don’t. Those aren’t decisions. Those are directives.