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Bullet in the Face: Season 1 (2012)



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In this dark comedy series, career criminal Gunter Vogler (Max Williams) is shot in the face by his partner, Martine Mahler (Kate Kelton), during a robbery gone wrong. He receives a new face and is forced by police commissioner Eva Braden (Jessica Steen) to work undercover alongside earnest-to-a-fault lieutenant Karl Hagerman (Neil Napier), but he exhibits more dangerous tendencies as a cop than he did when he was on the wrong side of the law. Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts have recurring roles as vicious crime lords.


Max Williams
as Gunter Vogler
Neil Napier
as Karl Hagerman
Jessica Steen
as Eva Braden
Kate Kelton
as Martine Mahler
Eddie Izzard
as Tannhauser

Critic Reviews for Bullet in the Face: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

This happily deranged new IFC series is an over-the-top spoof of a TV crime drama, with a cast of characters who are human cartoons of TV's usual suspects.

August 15, 2012 | Full Review…

Any good satire, no matter how ridiculous, addresses valid observations about entertainment genres and audiences, and Bullet questions America's sometimes-backwards rules about what is embraced and what is deemed inappropriate in the media.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Even with a modest budget, the show has the kinetic pacing and cool color palette of a contemporary action-thriller.

August 16, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show misfires in places, but having already loaded the chamber, why not give Bullet a legitimate shot?

August 13, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much like the clownish mask of its iniquitous protagonist, Bullet in the Face demands further reconstructive work to mend its various glaring imperfections.

August 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It manages to be both over the top and consistently flat, too silly to take seriously and too dull to care about.

August 15, 2012 | Full Review…

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