Samurai Cop (1991) - Action, Crime, Thriller

Hohum Score

17

Watchable

Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

IMDB: 4.6
Director: Amir Shervan
Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Mathew Karedas
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 4 out of 44 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (31)

But it feels that actors all had fun time to make this exciting action movie.

Entertaining garbage.

Perhaps director Shervan was going for a Lethal Weapon/Miami Vice sort of thing, but the stunning lack of continuity or any sort of pacing make the movie seem like a complete absurdity, almost a surrealist film.

And I must admit that I was expecting it to be bad in an enjoyable way.

There are things to find enjoyable about this because it is so horrendously put together.

It's not a good film, I cannot urge that enough, it's all over the place with its bad editing, poor acting, and terrible ADR, but my gosh, the makers having gone beyond their means to give us something so entertaining.

Even among other so-bad-it-was-good movies, there are always parts that feel utterly unwatchable.

What struck me about "Samurai Cop" was not the lead actor's hilarious lack of a performance (he makes me miss the quiet dignity of Miles O'keefe in "Ator The Fighting Eagle"), or the porn queen level moves being presented by all the female actors, or the cheesy synth and drums score, or the "Lethal Weapon"-wanna-be fight choreography (stiff, disjointed, and unconvincing), or the half-shouted dialog that sounded as though it had been dubbed by a "Speak And Spell"..It was how well Robert Z'Dar came off in this role compared to his parts in bilge like "Future War" and "Soul Taker".

Karedas here is the titular Cop, who apparently knows nothing about the art of the Samurai, but is fluent in the art of the eighties Martial Arts done by a westerner, just kick really slow, and be impervious to any sort of violence that be-throes you, and he has great hair........

Bad but entertaining .

The general ineptitude of the film, however, results in highly enjoyable viewing experience for anyone who considers riffing on schlock to be a pastime.

I have yet to see it, so I don't know, if it's worth watching.

The plot is everything but clever, extremely predictable and could be described as almost childish.

It's a terrible film, but by George, it's one of the most entertaining things I've seen since this Friday nights back between 1988-1983.

So bad it's entertaining.

Crazy stupid but entertaining to some degree .

I decided that I had either just watched one of the absolutely worst movies ever made or I had watched a piece of satirical brilliance that my puny mind couldn't fully comprehend.

It's not the worst film in the world, but it's the most entertaining terrible film.

There is something fascinating about these types of movie, where all the actors seemed to completely disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Others are like this where it's so freaking entertaining that this needs a higher grade than Batman v Superman.

Most action movies these days either bore with complicated background stories, endless dialogues and take themselves way too serious or are filled with exchangeable CGI effects and enormous plot holes in unnecessary sequels.

This is one of the most entertaining movies I have ever seen, and a movie is supposed to give you a good time.

The pointless horny nurse scene is infamous for this.

The plot is so simple, linear, and underdeveloped, to the point where there is no plot at all.

The film is unpredictable in its goofy weirdness.

Many of the action scenes are boring and not that energetic.

HOWEVER it is also profoundly entertaining at the same time, particularly the first half of the film.

It's horrible in so many aspects, which is honestly all of them, to the point where it's actually pretty entertaining.

The finale pits the wig against the beard, in a knock down, drag out, sword-swinging grimace fest, featuring wet sandbag punches and more grunting than at a corporate pig farm!

The locations of this film are also boring and mostly consist of exchangeable alleys, random intersections and cheap restaurants.

To be fair though, it's a quite entertaining movie with a lot of car chases and fight scenes with bare hands, pistols, swords and improvised weapons.