Written February 11, 2016
End of Watch was my favorite movie of 2012. I'm surprised it didn't get more hype than it did.
In short, it's about two hot shot LAPD officers, who could do no wrong, but find themselves in over their heads when they mess with the wrong gang.
If you liked Training Day, you'll love End of Watch -- it's actually written and directed by the dude who wrote Tarining Day.
The acting is great, the chemistry between characters is authentic, it was nicely shot, the soundtrack is good, and the plot will have you on the edge of your seat for the full 2 hours.
It's a story that will have you thinking for a couple days. It almost gives you an appreciation for what it must be like being a cop in LA.
End of Watch has all the action that action fans will want, and also has the plot and acting to back it up.
It's a great movie. See it!
Written November 27, 2015
If the F word repeated over and over and over bothers you then please don't see this movie. It really doesn't bother me but my wife was pretty sick of it by the end of the movie. The acting and set design were really good...I have always liked Pena...Not for 15 and younger..I would have really liked to have rated it between a So-So & Go...
Written May 26, 2016
What struck me most about this film is how well they gave a picture of what police officers are up against every day- at least in LA. It is akin to being in a war zone. And yet, the every day things like missing kids and fires and animal problems are all part of the picture. This movie was very well acted and it really showed the human side of men in this profession and the kind of life they lead. It becomes even more amazing when one sees how much they are committed to their intimate relationships.
And, like war, they are always out there putting their lives on the line.
If you are sensitive to foul language you are in for a long evening. It may have been over the top but they seemed to be making a point about the character of gang members.
Overall it was an enjoyable watch and if you are pretty thick skinned with violence and language it is worth a view.
Written February 13, 2016
movie is shot as if you are watching a video of the officers as they go through their day - unique perspective...it's hard to watch at times since it is very realistic - language is explicit. Very intense situations. good movie
Written July 28, 2015
I have been recommending this movie to everyone I know. You should too. The humor, the action is all on point and with perfect timing. Whether you're a cop or a thug, there is something for you in this movie.