Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Ends up about as exotic as a straight-to-cable potboiler.
  2. Main lure is what feels like a very authentic visual sense of the nontourist side of Kingston, where the ambience of zinc-walled shacks wallpapered with old newspapers is captured by cinematographer Richard Lannaman.
  3. 40
    The script recycles clichés that go back to 1937'S "Dead End," the performances are one-note, and the whole thing has the flat, bright look of a TV cop show.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicole Campos
    40
    Excels at suspense and atmosphere, despite the garden-variety plot and an unintentionally hilarious - credit sequence .
  5. The acting, camera work and writing are all crude and amateurish, even by the standards of student films.
  6. Reviewed by: Tina Benitez
    30
    Cop is an energetic portrayal of mean-street ghetto life.
  7. A hackneyed police story, rife with clichés, implausibilities, and weak performances.
  8. Shot in smeary video, it sports the static, by-the-book camera work of a daytime soap-opera.
  9. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    20
    It's little more than a loose assemblage of Hollywood action movie formulas: "Dirty Harry" and assorted cop/buddy flicks are the clear models for the movie.

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