Before Jon Watts became known for Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, he made a little thriller called Cop Car. It’s always fun when a movie sneaks-up on you, and Cop Car does that with equal levels of tension and laughs. What starts as seemingly a coming-of-age story featuring two kids discovering an abandoned police car builds to a nail-biting thriller with a wild and twisted Kevin Bacon, playing a corrupt police officer. The film makes the most out of its short runtime and simple premise, never overstaying its welcome and maintaining a light pace to its climactic finish. James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford are incredibly likable as the two kids, naturally funny and never annoying. Kevin Bacon, however, is the real star of this film, alternating from hilariously in-over-his-head, and legitimatly threatening. Cop Car is a brisk thriller that won’t disappoint those looking for something inventive and tense.
Cop Car is available on Netflix.