End of Watch Review

The police drama End of Watch is the hardest, most honest buddy cop movie you'll ever see. It’s grounded in the everyday relationships of and the very real feelings between cops. It is a film about family; we rely on the police and they in turn rely on each other.

As the story unfolds, we ride along with two beat cops in South Central L.A., Officers Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena). They are good cops doing a difficult job. They spend their shifts looking for drugs, guns, and money. They deal with gangs daily, encountering the absolute worst the job has to offer. As Zavala points out, they see more action in a given month than lots of cops do in their entire career. They are forced to make hard decisions regularly, and while their choices may sometimes be questionable we still know they are good men. Read More...



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