Excerpt: A pair of L.A. street cops have their hot shot reputation tested when they stumble upon a Mexican drug cartel operation that is more brutal and ruthless than anything they have previously encountered. Another trip through the looking glass of gangland Los Angeles from the director of Training Day, End Of Watch is a similar cocktail of gang bangers, street crime and gritty drama all filmed in a documentary style that owes much to the YouTube generation.
Summary: I really really liked the opening scene. But I guess the film is not as intense as it tried to be, there are some unrealistic scenes and I wish they could have utilized that camera Gyllenhaal was holding throughout the film. I always love Michael Peña as family-man cop.
Summary: Rookie cops Taylor and Zavala patrol some of the roughest streets in L.A. - using a variety of hand-held footage - from gang member's and police dash cams - the audience is given an intimate connection to the gritty drama. Okay this is going to be a short review for this movie so let's go.the acting is good and I like that it is a found footage movie.
Summary: For once the so-called "found footage" aspect enhances a film rather than being incorporated as some kind of gimmick. It helps that Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña work so well in their roles as a pair of cocky street cops who finds themselves in the crosshairs of a cartel. Even the relationship aspect works well. Those who like gritty cop dramas should check this one out.
Summary: Not a bad movie. The found footage concept is week but at least it is a different genre. Kind of a pointless movie but seemed to pace well. An interesting rental for someone looking for a different type of crime/action movie. just OK.
Excerpt: Considering the raving reviews, and not just from critics, I went into this movie with high expectations, AND I wanted to like it. I really enjoyed Training Day, which director, David Ayer produced. So I figured End of Watch was going to be of the same ilk. Not so. Let's count 'em down: 1. PRESENTATION: While the whole shaky camera thing was effective in some parts and quite nifty in others, on the whole, it became rather annoying, especially during the fight scenes.
Excerpt: Wow!! Yet another well written script from the director who also wrote the script for one of my top 10 all time favorite films 'Traning Day' After not seeing a good 'L.A. crime' movie in awhile i was pleased when i saw the trailer for 'End Of Watch' Finally caught the film and now i will say it holds itself well amongst many of the great cop films of days gone by.
Summary: Jake Gyllenhaal and michael pena play some pretty good bad style cops in this new american police action film. Anna kendrick also stars who seems to be in a fair few films now most noticeably Twilight and the new film out soon called pitch perfect. The film was pretty good to watch and the plot line wasnt too bad also. Would recommend watching if you liked Harsh times, Training day as it is like them and is a good watch.
Excerpt: Most cop films had always intrigued me, based on the characters that are established and the impressively staged shoot-out sequences. From my count, I haven't seen many "bad" or "mediocre" cop films. The ones that immediately pop into my brain are Michael Bay's two Bad Boys films and Kevin Smith's surprisingly awful Cop Out. Some of the superior and more influential cop movies that I like include Heat, Lethal Weapon, and The Departed. Hell, I'll even throw in Hot Fuzz.