Writer/director James Mangold must have had some bad experiences with Slim Fast as a child.
His first film, "Heavy," one of the most boring movies of all time, was all about an overweight cook and his inability to do ... well, anything.
"Cop Land" is mainly about an overweight small-town sheriff and his inability to do ... well, anything. Mangold does not just observe the ugliness of his characters, he relishes it. He also is the wrong director for the career reinvention of Sylvester Stallone.
The movie is too sprawling - it has more subplots than it does crooked cops, and with the all-star cast, Mangold has so much machismo on the screen at one time that the movie practically doubles over on itself.