Box Office - 09/01/1997
"...[COP LAND] satisfies the palates of those craving a drama without special effects, aliens or explosions but with story and characters..."
USA Today - 08/15/1997
"...It is tense. And it's almost eerie to see a self-effacing Stallone acting with co-stars of dramatic weight while delivering a performance of feeling..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 08/15/1997
"...[Stallone] joins the dazzling ranks of James Mangold's COP LAND, dutifully holds the film together and emerges with a shrewdly revitalized career in store....COP LAND has talent to burn..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/15/1997
"...Well-cast and looking especially woebegone with a bandage on his nose for most of the picture, Stallone gives a solid, capable performance..."
In the idyllic bedroom community of Garrison, New Jersey, a community of NYPD officers takes refuge away from the big city's troubles while still enjoying all the kickbacks, cover-ups, and mob-owned banking privileges from across the river. But the code of silence is tested when an off-duty, drunk rookie cop from their ranks wrongfully kills two black men and the local sheriff begins to investigate. COP LAND is an ambitious ensemble drama notable for eliciting a strong performance (and a 40-lb weight gain) from Sylvester Stallone.