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Locarno Film Review: 'Wrong Cops'
Only the most forgiving connoisseurs of le bad cinema will find much right about "Wrong Cops," a monstrously unfunny "Police Academy"/"Reno 911" knockoff directing with just enough winking self-awareness to seem both insipid and pretentious. Originally presented as a 45-minute work-in-progress at Sundance this year, this latest provocation by French electronic music artist and filmmaker Quentin Dupieux shows little of the off-kilter savoir faire that earned his previous "Rubber" and "Wrong" a not-undeserved cult of admirers. Outside the odd midnight screening here and there, the pic should head straight to movie jail without passing Go.
August 26, 2013