David Ayer's End of Watch stars Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal as a pair of L.A. cops and close friends who work to keep the streets safe. Shot in a found-footage style, the movie follows the duo as they make enemies with a major drug cartel and attempt to lead happy personal lives. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
The film is disturbing, fascinating, compelling, and about as raw as it gets. It's an eye-opener to the deep end of police work in Los Angeles South Central, which is overrun and overwhelmed by Mexican drug cartels and gangs. Be ready for horrors and heroics.. The dialogue and characters are rich , natural and note-worthy. Definitely not one for the kiddies.
This movie was a surprise hit with me. It took you into the world of the thin blue line. It was refreshing to see a director try to capture the true essence of what Police Officers go through day to day as well as their families. If you are looking for an over the top fantasy interpretation of what Police work is all about then this is not the movie for you.
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I was greatly looking forward to seeing this, but neither my friend or I liked it. It was filmed with a hand-held camera, continually jerking around, making me sick. And the dialog did not seem realistic to either of us for police officers, they continually joked and cursed.
A complete surprise, thought it was another cheesy movie to show the hard work of police but it was something completely different than I expected it to be! It was funny, emotional, graphic in really different and almost nasty way. The action scenes were intense and I couldn't take my eyes off for one minute. It was real and definitely showed a side of California I hadn't really embraced yet. ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF THE YEAR by far.