Cop Car

Featured In Issue 207, June 2016

WSR Score4
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Jon Watts
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When a pair of 10-year-olds find an abandoned "Cop Car" in a field and take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small-town sheriff of Quinlain County, Texas goes looking for his missing car––and the illicit cargo he left in the trunk––and the kids find themselves at the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand. The only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette Their First And Last Ride (HD 02:58) and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture is terrific, with a natural appearance throughout. Photographed virtually entirely outdoors on essentially flat expansive plains under bright daylight. The interior scenes also are naturally presented. The color palette is rendered with natural, non-exaggerated hues, such as in the blades of golden grass. The one color that pops is the bright blue jacket. Dried blood and grime are realistic as well. Contrast is excellent, with well-balanced blacks that are deep and shadows that are generally detailed. Resolution also is excellent with fine detail exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The Sheriff's brown car is revealing in fine scratches and subtle dents. This is a wonderfully natural color palette with excellent detail and contrast. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is mostly nuanced with wonderful atmospherics such as a constant wind howl and grasses rustling in the background, and special effects such as gun shots and of course the cop car driven by the two boys. The final scene climaxes with an intense shootout, which spits robust gunfire and dropped shells throughout the soundfield. Bass accents enhance the intensity and the car chase pursuit thereafter. Dialogue is the primary focus and is nicely integrated spatially. What music there is is limited but well recorded and extends to the surrounds. Fidelity is excellent throughout and evokes a believable presence of the location settings. This is a great soundtrack that is well executed. (Gary Reber)