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11th May 2024

One of the funnest action thrillers of recent years is on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

It’s the perfect Saturday night movie.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Saturday, 11 May) is Copshop, the 2021 action thriller from director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc, Smokin’ Aces).

The film tells the story of a wily con artist (Frank Grillo) who, on the run from a lethal assassin (Gerard Butler), devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station.

When the hitman turns up at the precinct, however, an unsuspecting rookie cop (a terrific Alexis Louder) finds herself caught in the crosshairs.

Also co-starring the great Toby Huss as a psychotic rival hitman also sent to kill the con artist, Copshop was a surprise critical darling upon release thanks to its fun performances, stylish direction and funny script – all of which make it the perfect Saturday night flick.

Holding an 82% Rotten Tomatoes score, the movie is airing on TV tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm. It is also currently streaming on Netflix.

Check out Copshop’s trailer right here:

Here are the other movies on TV tonight:

The Book of Eli – Film4 – 9pm

Denzel Washington plays a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world on a mysterious mission in this solid action thriller.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – ITV4 – 9pm

The very good 2011 reboot of the Planet of the Apes series, which has just been re-launched.

I Am Legend – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Will Smith is the last human in New York in this quite good apocalyptic thriller.

The Fog – Legend Xtra – 9pm

The John Carpenter classic we previously called “one of the spookiest films of all time”.

Bad Moms – Comedy Central – 9pm

The hit comedy about three overworked and under-appreciated moms (Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis) who decide to ditch their conventional responsibilities and have some fun.

In America – TG4 – 9.50pm

Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot) directs this incredibly powerful drama about an immigrant Irish family’s struggle to start a new life in New York City.

What Keeps You Alive – Legend Xtra – 10.50pm

A well-liked Canadian horror about a young married couple whose one-year anniversary takes a dark turn.

Kill Command – Legend – 10.55pm

In this well-liked British sci-fi with Vanessa Kirby, a group of US Marines attempt to survive after a training mission against warfare AI goes wrong.

Office Space – Comedy Central – 11pm

The beloved ’90s satirical comedy which takes aim at office work.

Along Came Polly – RTÉ2 – 11pm

Features one of the great modern comedic performances by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

3:10 to Yuma – Channel 4 – 11.10pm

The acclaimed Western with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

Mission: Impossible – Film4 – 11.15pm

The excellent first entry in the legendary Tom Cruise spy series.

Sorry We Missed You – RTÉ One – 11.50pm

Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes Barley) directs this acclaimed social realist drama about a father who hopes that self-employment through the gig economy can solve his and his family’s financial woes.

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