‘End of Watch’ Review

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end-of-watchPolice films actually cover quite a broad spectrum, think of the difference between ‘Se7en’ and say, ‘Rush hour 2’. Over the last decade or so, writer/director David Ayer has been something of a specialist in cop movies for better (‘Training Day’) and worse (‘S.W.A.T.’). In ‘End of Watch’ though, he may have hit on the makings for the ultimate cop thriller.

The range on display in ‘End of Watch’ is quite remarkable; it can go from exhilarating chases to laugh-out-loud comedy to romance to violent shoot-outs to being horrifically disturbing and more without anything ever feeling forced or out of place.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star as two LAPD officers who, in the course of their daily policing, come across evidence leading to a notorious (and incredibly foul-mouthed) Hispanic gang, led by a man calling himself ‘Big Evil’.

Gyllenhaal and Pena apparently underwent 5 months of training for their…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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