• Released
  • September 21, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
  • 4,366 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two officers confront marriage, love and fatherhood amidst the harsh realities of L.A.

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Critic Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The best scenes are filmed inside the cruiser, dashboard shots that face inward instead of out, catching Gyllenhaal and Peña in moments so...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nerve-rattling in the best way, the sharp, visceral urban police procedural End of Watch is one of the best American cop movies I've seen...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
David Ayer, the writer of "Training Day," director of "Street Kings," writer/director of "Harsh Times," does not make movies about...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If Ayer had taken as much care with his bad guys as he does with his leads (and their deftly sketched wives and colleagues, played by Anna...
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75

Movieline

The two cops are cocky and funny and young, and it still takes a good half hour to accept that they may be as forthright and dedicated to...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unlike many action thrillers where the viewer is fairly certain that no real harm can come to the protagonists, such is never the case...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
In the last 15 minutes of the film, he burns up some of the credibility he established by not pushing extreme situations too far earlier...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
End of Watch gives you the savage whoosh of being on a job that can get you killed. Sins of cop clichés can be forgiven when a movie pays...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The camera is just everywhere, from the point of view of everything. When I left the movie the other night, people complained of...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Shallow down inside, End of Watch is a music-video Frappuccino of quick cuts, sparkling banter, serial crises, grisly violence and...
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Rated R | For Sexual References, Pervasive Language, Some Disturbing Images, Some Drug Use and Strong Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Disturbingly violent but heroic depiction of L.A. cops.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF