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End of Watch (2012)

The Very Best

Movie

United States of America
English, Spanish
Crime, Drama, Thriller
2012
DAVID AYER
America Ferrara, America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick
109 min

What it's about

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

The take

First off you have to remember it is the same writer as Training Day. Then you have to believe that he must have gone to a joint training camp between the Taliban and Mexican Cartels or something since Training Day to come up with such a tense, unpredictable script. But End of Watch is more than that. It is warm and sweet (yes), and a great showcase of Gyllenhaal and Pena's talents -- which thanks to a documentary-style cinematography, and the actors' 5-month immersion program with actual LA cops, make for a very authentic, rich, and overall exciting film.

Comments

Great recommendation!

Jake is just fantastic in this movie. It is a story about police doing their job snd getting caught in something which could have been stopped. it gets really emotional at the end.

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