Excerpt: End of Watch is no stranger to the hard core cop drama's of the past. The movie is also original in its documentary style of story. That particular style makes it to mumbo-jumbo'd to make it as grab you and keep you on the hook to the very end. Jake Gyllenhall and Michael Pena give solid performances but in my opinion the film is over-rated. Universal's blu looks very good and sounds average. Average extra's round out this good release.
Excerpt: "Let's go fight crime." It may not win Oscars or any awards, it may not even have respect from certain viewers and film critics, but for this reviewer, it was pure non-stop entertainment from start to finish. One of the best cop movies around. For additional authenticity, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña had to undergo training for their roles as officers of the Los Angeles Police Department including ride alongs 3 times a week.
Summary: The characters and situations are engrossing. The performances and grit add to the overall strive for realism. The handheld format, in company with the excellent editing, keeps the movie fast paced. It's tense, dramatic, and much better than expected.