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Officer Down (2013)





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One year ago, dirty cop Detective Callahan (Dorff) was shot in a drug bust gone wrong and saved by a stranger, giving Callahan a second chance to clean up his life. But when the stranger finally comes forward, seeking revenge against the men responsible for a string of assaults on young women at a local strip club, Callahan must go rogue to find the attacker in an effort to hide how his own past played a part in these crimes. His desperation to find the attacker and cover his tracks takes him down a violent road of deception and fraud. Can he play the "good cop" and track down the assailant, while still keeping his reputation clean?

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Stephen Dorff
as Detective Callahan
Dominic Purcell
as Royce Walker
AnnaLynne McCord
as Zhanna Dronov
David Boreanaz
as Det. Les Scanlon
James Woods
as Captain Verona
Stephen Lang
as Lieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
Tommy Flanagan
as Father Reddy
Walton Goggins
as Det. Logue
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Critic Reviews for Officer Down

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Really just an overstuffed story that comes off not as layered but rather as an unfocused jumble.

January 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[W]hile there is nothing unpredictable about the film's ultimate conclusion, the twists and turns reel you into the intrigue before showing all the cards.

November 26, 2019 | Full Review…

these former A-listers deserve a better film to ply their trade in than this sloppy thriller-by-numbers

October 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It doesn't quite achieve its plan for a psychological breakdown, but the effort is appreciated, even in a feature as messy as this one.

January 17, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Officer Down

The film wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It kind of reminded me of movies like Street Kings and Dark Blue. I didn't like the style or structure of the film. Stephen Dorff did a great job here. James Woods also delivers solid supporting work here.

Sol C
Sol C

Super Reviewer

I thought this would be a hidden gem considering the talent involved but sadly its character focus and complexity aren't up to scratch. The film feels like a modern noir which keeps you invested but sadly the end result is all over the place. Stephen dorff has always been an interesting actor but he's choice of roles have always been inconsistent. This film doesn't allow him to flex any real acting muscle which is a shame because he is surrounded by some solid actors. James woods steals every scene he is in and gives the film some strength. Miller has grown as a director but he's film lack script development. The stories have twists but you can't care if the script lacks any direction for its characters. The film is intriguing but to many flaws to keep it alive. Good for a night in but you may find it hard to keep interested in its simplistic plot. To many support players are ignored

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer


A hard-boiled and riveting police thriller. It`s Dark Blue meets L.A Confidential. It packs more impact than from the barrel of a shotgun. A stylish, intense, multi-layered and character driven film that`s down, deep and fantastic. It`s heart-pounding and wickedly entertaining from start to finish. A solid story that`s packed with action, nail-biting suspense and also scores with a tremendous cast of stars who all deliver great performances, especially Stephen Dorff. Dorff is absolutely sensational, he gives his best performance in years, he shows a great amount of emotion, toughness and raw power. David Boreanaz is terrific. James Woods is excellent. Dominic Purcell is thrilling. Walton Goggins is wonderful. A tough, pistol-packing and engaging, edge of your seat action-packed thriller.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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