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
This one could have been a good one if not for the 90% use of a hand held camera. It is like watching uncle Bob's home movies. Very distracting and hard to watch. Lot of scenes are in semi darkness and you can't tell if they are exercizing, fighting or making love. You really have to like cop movies to sit through this one, because it is a real strain on the eyes.
Most of the movie was done with a hand held camera, constantly jerking around making me motion sick. They use the F-word about 600 times in the first 30 minutes of the movie. It tends to be somewhat better towards the end, bad ending..if you were snowed in for a month and the only thing you had to watch was this movie, you would only watch it once.
This could have been a good movie. However, the pervasive foul language and "hand-held" camera style made it difficult to watch. The storyline was weak with a predictable lousy ending. I would like to see some reviews from police officers who have experienced a "gangland" beat.
I know it is a movie, but no cop experiences this much action and gun play. It was hard to swallow and was way over the top. However, I enjoyed the acting and the real moments of an officers life but overall a fail.
Too much cursing in the movie for my taste. Makes you wonder if this is how real police behave. Not a moviefor the faint of heart. A lot of graphic violence and the ending was shocking and confusing. And yes one police officer chronicled his shift everyday, that is why it looked like it was filmed with a camcorder.
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.