Before long, they're targeting the real "shit-pushers," but other cops and higher-ups aren't too keen on their methods or success rate, so our dynamic duo encounters friction from both sides of the law.
Now on DVD from Warner Archive, "The Super Cops" goes from exciting to kinda dull to exciting again in its three acts, as the slightly comedic tone bookending the proceedings all but vanishes from the downbeat, chewy center. Liebman and Selby enjoy a simple chemistry as partners, even if it's often tough to tell the two apart. If the story didn't spur from real life, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. (16 episodes of the hit "Batman" TV series of the 1960s, ironically) would do wise to make them twins.
Not quite the "POW!" as the end scene exclaims, the movie at least is a playful slap on the back. Write your own sound effect. —Rod Lott