Copshop: Plot, Reviews, Cast and a Lot More

Copshop is an action filled reminder of old-school 70s movie with cops and assassins that follows a simple path but is an entertaining ride.

Copshop is a 2021 action thriller film involving the story of three characters. One is a conman, one is a police officer and one is a hitman. This is a classic story of a sense of bond between a criminal and an officer.

The film was directed by Joe Carnahan. It was released in the United Kingdom on September 10, 2021, by STXfilms. It received generally positive reviews from critics.


Gerard Butler, Frank Grillo, and Alexis Louder were the part of the film. The film had a progressive stance by having a black female police officer and did create an impact in the world of action and suspense.

Cast and Characters

  • Gerard Butler as Bob Viddick, a professional hitman
  • Frank Grillo as Teddy Murretto, a con artist
  • Alexis Louder as Valerie Young, a rookie police officer
  • Toby Huss as Anthony Lamb, a psychotic killer with a contract for Murretto’s death
  • Ryan O’Nan as Huber
  • Chad Coleman as Duane Mitchell, a police sergeant
  • Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau as Barnes

Plot of Copshop

Copshop sttoryline revolves around a con artist named Teddy Murretto who has to make a plan to hide out from lethal assassin Bob Viddick who is hell bent on killing him. 

He punches a police officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station.He thinks that jail is the one place where he would be safe.


However, his plan fails as Viddick has a better plan to reach him. Viddick finds his own way into prison but is put in a different cell from Murrito causing problems.  This sabotages his plans.

But he has installed a device at the station’s entrance that makes the fire alarm go off as someone enters. This creates confusion and chaos. He also steals a gun from an officer but Valerie stops him before he can kill Mrretto.

Name  Copshop
Release Date September 10, 2021
Director  Joe Carnahan
Story by Mark Williams

Kurt McLeod

Cinematography Juan Miguel Azpiroz
Distributor Open Road Films


Box Office Collection $6.7 million.

A second hitman then enters the station who also wants to kill Murretto. As the film progresses, the entire station is under attack.

Young is betrayed by a fellow officer and has to trust Viddick and Murretto. 

She later realizes Murretto’s true intentions and the movie ends with a very different villain than it suggested in the beginning.

Review of Copshop

Copshop does not have a very unique setup. It isn’t a new story but that doesn’t make it bad. It is a good film which leaned on its action and thrill and delivered it perfectly.

A sense of old-school action is what makes the film familiar and special but also touches reality. It does not seem unrealistic and keeps you engaged all through it’s running time.

The suspense is intriguing and does not lead to much extravagance. This works well for the story and makes it enjoyable. 


However, there is one thing that remains absurd about the movie. The police station doesn’t look like a regular police station. It rather is made like a corporate office with cops having big desks. 

The fancy ceilings and the bright lights seem quite expensive. This makes the movie a little unreal. 

Although, the first hour does make you question if it is as thrilling as it promises to be. The doubt is soon gone when a psycho killer enters the station with balloons as a ruse and starts firing his machine gun. 

After that, the mayhem is everywhere and leads to more excitement and drama. Joe, the director does try to rebuild his regular action thriller but tries too hard to create a complex film. 

He purposely tries to confuse the audience. Although, ends up making a simple action movie that is appreciated by all. 

Box Office Response

As of November 26, 2021, Copshop has earned $5.2 million in the United States and Canada,and $1.5 million in other regions with a worldwide total of $6.7 million.


This depicts that the film did perform well but it wasn’t tremendous. It was an average film with a simple plot and an amazing cast. The entire premise was perfect. Copshop is a movie one can watch with friends and not think too much about it.

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