Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (2001)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama


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Cop Ihaka's arrest with a bat in Auckland, NZ, "earns" him a 2 week int'l cop symposium in Sydney. A training program of a 3 y.o. old rape and murder case is taken seriously by Ihaka - to his cute cop partner's dismay. Action follows.


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7 November 2000 | Evil Jimi
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| 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.

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