Excerpt: In one of New York’s most dangerous precincts we follow three cops. Eddie has been on the force for 22 years and is only a week away from retirement. All this time he’s managed to stay out of trouble by not getting involved, but maybe the upcoming events can fire off a spark in him still.
Excerpt: I don’t often refer to films using other films as examples of style, feel or content, but if you asked me to describe Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest to you that way, I would probably call it a combination of Boyz N the Hood and The Departed .
Excerpt: Don Cheadle plays an undercover cop in Brooklyn’s Finest , but is seeking a way out. He is becoming one of the drug dealers, having thoughts of turning on his fellow officers, and is sick of not being able to have a family.
Conclusion: 'Brooklyn's Finest' is an authentic, honest journey into the pressures involved with being a cop in very tough neighborhoods. As in real life, there is no one definition for the "cop" experience, and here the acting, directing, and writing combine to explore these emotional tragedies in...
Excerpt: �It's not about right or wrong. It's about righter and wronger.� Brooklyn�s Finest is neatly summed up by its opening line. Three interweaving tales of gang violence, police corruption and social drama illustrate the large areas of grey that exist between the �good� and �bad� guys.
Excerpt: At the very least, you've got to admire screenwriter Michael Martin's passion. He was a lowly MTA employee in New York City when he wrote Brooklyn's Finest , with the obvious intention of emulating the great New York cop dramas of generations past.
Excerpt: A trip to grimmest copland with a fine pedigree and long tradition on both the big and small screen standing behind it, in a way Brooklyn's Finest falls prey to the paradox it sets up in its first and most riveting scene.
Excerpt: The perfectly adequate cop drama Brooklyn’s Finest would feel awfully derivative even without a cast mostly consisting of the Morally Ambiguous Police-Movie All-Stars. Seemingly half the gritty undercover thrillers of the past 25 years are represented.