7 November 2000 | Evil Jimi
An above average Australian/New Zealand cop film.
I hadn't planned on watching this movie, so I actually missed the first couple of minutes. However, from the moment Temuera Morrison's character, the "knuckle-dragging" Det. Sgt. Ihaka, appeared on screen, I found myself hooked. The film isn't very PC in places, most notably in Ihaka's no-nonsense attitude towards criminals or his superiors, nor is it going to win any awards but the acting was generally above average and the plot was intriguing. I especially liked Rebecca Gibney's character and found her to be superior to her Halifax F.P. character. The last 20 minutes have a couple of surprises and I liked the ending.
I should also note that a lot of the humour is very Antipodean, so those outside of Australia and New Zealand might not get it.