David Ayers best film since Training Day
The story for End of Watch was intense and entertaining. Written by David Ayer, our story revolves around 2 young police officers who are the best of friends and while out on patrol are hunted down by a Mexican Cartel and must fight for their life. I must say David Ayer really knows how to write a story that everyone can get into and the farther it gets into the story, the more you get on the edge of your seats and really get into the film. Now while the language of the film was alittle out there, it was still enjoyable and I look forward to seeing Ayers work in the future.
The acting in End of Watch was outstanding, best thing about the film. Everyone who came in was excellent as either a cop hardened by the violence of the streets or as a gangster trying to get respect on the streets by any means but I really gotta give Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena praise as they really feed off each other, as if there was no lines in the film, that Gyllenhaal and Pena just had normal conversations with each other and I gotta say I was very impressed by their performances that I must say are Oscar worthy performances.
The directing by David Ayer was enjoyable, definetly one of the best things about the film. David Ayer really knew how to get people into this, to literally put them into the film and see it from the main characters point of view by using the point of view cameras on Gyllenhaal and Pena were the best thing about his direction because it really allowed the auidence to get into the film, like your playing the officers themselves and I applaud Ayer for his great direction on the film, along with cinematographer Roman Vasyanov.
The visuals were very well done. Like I said the point of view system they had was awesome, one of the best things about the film but what I didnt like was that with some scenes it got hard to tell what was going on, the camera just moved around so much that you just couldnt make out the scene but other than those parts the visuals were great and Cinematographer Roman Vasyanov did an amazing job.
Overall I give the film 8.5/10 stars. End of Watch is definetly a whole new experience in experiencing a cop drama. It gritty, reckless, and realistic and filled with Oscar Worthy performances, End of Watch is definelty one of the best films of the year and definetly worth seeing in theaters. So grab your best friend and get ready to see South Central like no way before.
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