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End of Watch

3 Stars

Jake Gyllenhaal and Micheal Pena star as two hotshot cops in a harsh, violent city.  The two officers are envied by their co-workers and respected by the people in the neighborhoods they serve in.  After the partners make a few high profile busts, they attract the attention of a Mexican drug cartel.  The officers then make a grim discovery that turns their whole lives upside down.

 

The movie was rather interesting and had a very intriguing storyline.  My only real gripe with the film is that the director could not seem to decide if he wanted the movie to be a “Blair Witch” style camcorder experience, or a third person narrative.  It seemed as though as soon as I became interested in the story, the perspective would change and take me back out of the story.  If the director could have picked a film making style and stuck with it, I would have rated the movie slightly higher.

 

The story itself was very good.  I would suggest that those with a weak stomach fore go the popcorn though, as several scenes are very gruesome.  We see a lot of gun violence, as well as some Mexican cartel justice.

 

If you enjoy a good cop story that is very realistic, this movie is for you.

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