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What’s the big deal about BAD LIEUTENANT?

badltblogIf you have been following the Alamo at all in the past month or so, you've heard us talk (and talk, and talk) about this new Nicolas Cage movie THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL - NEW ORLEANS. All of us who have seen it just can't stop thinking about the insane hustler Cage plays, and the nonstop fun and intrigue that this film offers. We fought to get this film released in Austin, and we are proud to open it at the Ritz tomorrow night.

Once you see it, you'll know what we're talking about. But don't just take our word for it. Check out what the nation's critics have to say:

Marjorie Baumgarten of the Austin Chronicle says: "I think I had more fun watching Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (twice) than I did at any other movie this year."

Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe writes that Cage "and Herzog give us what too few movies have the gumption to show: two lunatics howling at the moon."

A.O. Scott of The New York Times focuses on how Cage's insanity matches director Werner Herzog's madness.

Eugene Novikov of Cinematical says, "In terms of individual scenes, The Bad Lieutenant has several of the year's highlights."

Roger Ebert writes ""Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans" is not about plot, but about seasoning. Like New Orleans cuisine, it finds that you can put almost anything in a pot if you add the right spices and peppers and simmer it long enough."

Pete Hammond of BoxOffice calls the film “a vividly acted and directed movie that stretches the boundaries of its genre and keeps you in its ever-unpredictable grip throughout.”

To purchase your tickets, check out our show page here.

You are not going to want to miss this surreal gem, an action packed, mind-blowing adventure into insanity. And you can quote me on that.

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