Best Police Cops Ever
The story is absolutely ludicrous. Picture the most stereotypical cop story. Ever. Ham that up to dangerous levels and there is born ‘Police Cops’ by The Pretend Men.
Good boy Jimmy Johnson just wants to be the best cop ever in the hope of living up to his big brother’s/father’s dying wishes. Once you throw in his renegade partner, Harrison, and an evil Mexican drug Lord, you’ve got yourself one heck of an all American, guns blazing, action packed hour ahead.
Style and Flare
Police Cops was extremely stylised. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a performance like it? The only (made-up) word that comes to mind is cartoon-ified. Their sequences were sharp, in sync and abrupt. Characters peppy, wide eyed and emotionally unstable. Scenes made cinematic transitions from dialogue to montages to choreography. Physical theatre was coming out of every orifice! All of that produced using only three actors, an empty stage and some dodgy props. Pretty impressive.
And what an infectious performance. Who knew mixing the actor’s moments of deliberate ad-libbing (and not so deliberate corpsing) with a dollop of outright crazy one liners would create a recipe that dished out such generous helpings of the giggles. This show is a laugh a minute. No scratch that, it is a laugh a second. Scratch that, it is a laugh a millisecond. No scrat… Ok sorry I’ll stop.
Catch them while you can
Either way, I’ve heard ‘Police Cops’ is illegal in nine countries… So catch it while you can.