Brooklyn's Finest 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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WISH I COULD HAVE SAID GO!

By keatsgirl
This is a very well made multi-drama that deserves a good,tough audience. However,they messed it up by putting in way too much female nudity and vivid sex scenes. Totally not needed. Some movie...

What is going on?

By notconfused
If you want to preserve any form of decency left in you stop supporting this filth. When did police corruption, drug dealing, alcoholism, revenge, greed, murder, kidnapping, prostitution, gang...

DON'T BOTHER!!

By chubbychick
If I wanted to watch explicit sex scenes I would rent a porn and I would certainly not bring my teenage kids along to watch!!! The sex scenes are where they put all the "fine detail" in to........the...

Not my kind of movie At All!

By Peas
Let me start by saying that my review might not be entirely fair, seeing as I walked out before the movie finished - but I suppose that speaks for itself as well. I would say I stayed for about 1 hr...

Five Word Review

By nessa918
BORING, COOL CLIMAX ENDING SUCKED...

Long

By slcskigirl
Saw at Sundance this year. Not as good as I expected, even though I was excited about the amazing cast. It dragged for me in a few places. It was just OK in my book....

M o v i e s 2 7 . C 0 M is where you can watch this Show 0nline

By DaveBeji
M o v i e s 2 7 . C 0 M is where you can watch this Show 0nline...

GREAT FILM...sex and nudity bring rating down!

By LTMF 2
Pretend that director had a sense of decency and did not include graphic and unneeded pornography,and you have a dynamic,disturbing and realistic trio of good cop/bad cop stories that portray the gray...

Cops gone bad with the ugly under belly scene of NYC - Several storylines going on at once - Slow Moving

By critcallyme
The movie moved slowly. It had a lot of violence, nudity, sex acts and vulgar language. It took you through the lives of several cops -all bad - at the same time (similar to Crash). It is definately...

GRIPPING,EMOTIONAL,RIVETING AND DELIICIOUS ACTING.........

By lovestalentmoviefan
....UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE TO SAY OH NO BECAUSE,I GUESS NOT BEING SECURE ENOUGH IN HIS WORK,THE DIRECTORHAD TO ADD EXPLICIT SEX SCENES AND TOO MUCH NUDITY THAT DEFINITELY WERE NOT NEEDED. NOW I CAN'T...

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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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DRINKING & DRUGS
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