End of Watch is a gritty, reckless and emotional film that, gives us the true in-depth look at inner city cops. Filled with Oscar Worthy performances. It should come as no surprise, End of Watch being one of the best cop dramas in years.
Story: (4/5) - the story is actually something pretty darn cool if i can be honest. It follows two police officers as they delve into the realm of upholding the law. (Gyllenhaal & Pena) as they fight for justice. When they stumble upon a huge Drug cartel operation going on in a local neighborhood. The two have been marked for death and must fight back in order to live to fight another day. The story seemed familer although it does have its moments that are somewhat unique. Epically some jaw-dropping moments you have to see to believe. For that i was also happy because i wanted to see a good movie and i got an even better movie. Acting: (4.5/5) - This is some of the best performances of the year really, Micheal Pena really rose up in my book last year in "The Lincoln Lawyer" but other than that, his acting choices have really boggled me, starring in such crappy films including 30mins or less, but hey a man's gotta eat. While Jake Gyllenhaal has been off the big screen for a while since Source Code. He really shows his deep, core action stud persona in this film. He gets to light up the screen and show us what he is really capable of. In my opinion both Pena and Gyllenhaal deserve some well deserve credit and Oscar Noms this season.
Overall: (4/5)End of Watch is a gritty, reckless and emotional film that, gives us the true in-depth look at inner city cops. Filled with Oscar Worthy performances. It should come as no surprise, End of Watch being one of the best cop dramas in years. That statement is true. I'm not bluffing, I do admit it should come as no surprise, but it is a surprise to me. From the talented writers that wrote Training Day i should really have never questioned the strength this movie had. Its rare that you get a film such as this that makes you feel some kind of bond to the characters in this type of way. While most movies try to succeed in that level, End Of Watch makes as feel as though these characters are our brothers. For that i'm grateful. It does have its typical cop cliche moments. But overall its a really solid flick. That i am more than happy to suggest to my friends. Because its a true gem that needs to be cherished and seen. While of course it can't hold a candle to Training Day its still an intense action film that has moments that can truly pull on the heartstrings. See this movie whenever you have time because honestly you will not regret it.
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