Maniac Cop
Maniac Cop (1988)

In this gripping thriller, a renegade New York cop becomes a terrifying vigilante/killer.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 1988
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
AV Club

It's too often a routine '80s genre piece, straight down to the synthesizer score, over-lit night scenes, and bandana-sporting street punks.

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Ed Travis
Hollywood Jesus

It doesn't get more royal on the B-list than Bruce Campbell and Tom Atkins. These guys are geek legends, and they deliver here in Maniac Cop.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pretty underrated little slasher gem.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Its execution sits perched well above its scummy aim, and the end result is that you feel guilty for wishing for something more perverted.

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TV Guide Staff
TV Guide

This is a one-idea concept enlivened ever so slightly by fleeting moments of Cohen's patented sociopolitical subtext and goofy black humor.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Maniac Cop is still lots of fun for its "let's see what we can get away with" attitude.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A sturdy slasher flick that laces its splattery slayings with some anti-establishment undertones.

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Paul Martinovic
Den of Geek

So the original Maniac Cop is what it is, and what it is is a film about a cop who murders people. And you know what? Sometimes, that's enough.

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Chuck O'Leary

Cohen takes the slasher/serial-killer genre and puts a unique spin on it while adding plenty of gallows humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Atkins and Campbell have been in their share of Z-grade dregs but 'Maniac Cop' is their first collaboration and it's a regressive and… More
Curtis Lilly
Saw it for Bruce Campbell back in the day. I remember it sucking something fierce.
Alex roy
Maniac Cop is one of those horror films that deserves to be treasured by the Horror fan. It offers a great blend of horror and action. The cast is surprisingly… More
Lady D'arbanville
A film which I hadn't held out much hope for, which was good, as it then felt like an ok film
Chris Garman
This film is pure shit that can't even be saved by Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, or Richard Roundtree.
Dean McKenna
A square-face actor Robert Z'Dar looks freaky as a deranged killer cop. Dull cop horror-thriller film.