YMMV / Maniac Cop

  • Harsher in Hindsight: After several high profile exposures of systemic police brutality in 2014 and 15, it's even more disturbing to see this film's portrayal of a police force conspiring to cover up one of their own turning psycho. Of course, given Larry Cohen's usual social commentary this also counts as quite a case of Values Resonance.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: So, what we have here is a psychopath with Glasgow Smile impersonating a police officer and who is planning to kill the mayor. Sounds kinda familiar.
  • Narm:
    • Cordell's facial expressions after his scarred look is revealed. Even the creators hated how he looked.
    • Sally squealing like a hog at the sight of the hanged cop.