Officer Downe (2016)
|Genre||Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi|
|Content Rating||R (R)|
|Company||Blackmrkt, Image Comics, Living Out Loud Films|
Officer Downe (film)
Officer Downe is a 2016 film directed by Shawn Crahan, percussionist/background vocalist of Slipknot and produced by Mark Neveldine.
A deceased police officer is resurrected from the dead to continue his war on crime.
- Kim Coates as Officer Downe
- Tyler Ross as Officer Gable
- Lauren Vélez as Chief Berringer
- Sam Witwer
- Lindsay Pulsipher
- Reno Wilson
- Mark Neveldine
- Adi Shankar
- Tracy Vilar
- Shad Gaspard
- Corey Taylor as Headcase Harry
- Bruno Gunn
- Meadow Williams
- Alison Lohman as Sister Blister
The film was first announced on July 15, 2013. Kim Coates was confirmed to play the lead role on February 20, 2015. The rest of the cast was confirmed on April 1, 2015.
Filming began in March 2015. Joe Casey, who created the comic series on which the film is based, wrote the film's screenplay. The first images from the film were revealed on May 15, 2015. More images from the film were released on May 13, 2016. Producer Mark Neveldine confirmed that the film would be rated R by the MPAA.
It had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival in June 2016.
Officer Downe received generally negative reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 33% “fresh” rating with an average score of 4.9 out of 10. Scott Tobias, writing for Variety, called it a “thoroughly repugnant piece of comic-book juvenalia.” Mike D’Angelo, critic for The AV Club wrote, “Officer Downe has no real story and no point of view-just endless, assaultive testosterone.”
IGN awarded it a score of 6.8 out of 10, saying "While it has some enjoyable moments, there are too many missed opportunities when the film could have taken it to the next level."