Beyond the Law (1967)
as Lt. Francis Xavier Pope
as Mickey Berk
as Mary Pope
as Judy Grundy
as Asst. District Attorney
as Jack Scott
as Perry Fuchs
as Wife Killer
as Subway Arrestee
as John Francis
as Rocco Gibraltar
Critic Reviews for Beyond the Law
[Beyond the Law] is a pretty inept movie. But it is funny at times, and interesting if only because Mailer reveals so much of his glorious ego.
Unfortunately, Mailer's brand of minimal movie-making remains more interesting to talk around than to talk about. It is not for me to tell him what to do with his time and money, but I can't help wishing aloud that would stop making movies.
The encounters are so vivid and violent and -- occasionally -- moving that unless you're member of the Mailer Mob, which I'm not, it's impossible to tell the "real" actors from the "false."
Mailer's Beyond the Law has a zillion little irritations, but it has authentic scurrility and funk before it goes sour with Mailer's Irish brogue monologue.
Without thinking it to be in any way a masterpiece, I find Mailer's movie pretty sharp, a probing into the role of the police in contemporary society.
There are no featured reviews for Beyond the Law at this time.
Beyond the Law Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.