• Released
  • March 5, 2010
  • R , 2 hr 13 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 1,269 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A massive drug operation puts three conflicted police officers on a collision course with destiny.

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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The title Brooklyn's Finest is drowning in irony, of course, but Fuqua's moves are less obvious: His film is classical and gritty, his...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The best things about Brooklyn's Finest are the one-on-one scenes. These are fine actors.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Hawke - continuing an evolution toward stronger, more intense acting than anyone might've predicted from him 20 years ago - drives the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What’s missing is the assurance of tone that a Lumet would provide.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A melodrama about three cliches in search of a bloodbath.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Melodramatic and laden with cop-thriller clichés, the story, set in one of New York's toughest precincts, is contrived and inauthentic --...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Ellen Barkin provides unexpected diversion in a madwoman cameo as the PD's brassiest brass. But otherwise the clichés keep coming.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie...
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Whatever one may think of the overall style--I think it's ludicrous--Mr. Fuqua clearly wanted his film to be operatic, and so it is, in a...
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Simultaneously full of itself and full of sh--, Brooklyn's Finest is a cop movie so shallow, dumb, derivative and infuriating that it feels...
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Rated R | For bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Violent, demeaning police drama too dark for most teens.
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