Written September 27, 2012
This is a must see movie if you like cop movies or shows. You really felt like you were riding along with them. The hand held cameras were a little hard to handle sometimes but the story line and the wonderful partnership and friendship between the two police officers make you forget the camera. If you are a fan of Southland, you will definintely love this movie. Wonderful actors and very entertaining, Not for younger viewers, very graphic and lots and lots of the F word, almost too much I thought until the next day I listened to an actual recording of city police in a shoot out with cartel (in another state) and realized it did sound the same and the vocabulary was the same. Made me thankful I live 41 miles east of L.A.
Written September 22, 2012
My wife and i went to see End Of Watch last night, It was great from start to finish. My wife on the other hand was not to thrilled about some of the things that were shown. I just reminded her that not all Law Enforcement Officers have those types of days and nights. It just depends on the sector that you are assigned to. I myself work in Law Enforcement, however, I work on the incarcerated side of the house and she knows that my goal is to go on the road so she got very worried when she saw the fire fighting scenes,. I think that she thought about me being involved in those types of situations especially since officer Taylor was a Marine and im a Marine veteran of 12 years. She asked me did i really want to go on the road. I told her it's the best way to advance in my career. I wouldn't advise anyone who has a weak stomach to see this movie I have been on some ride alongs with Police Officers the best one was a suspect seen with a gun. We drove at high speeds to get there.
Written August 28, 2014
The movie was pretty good, but to me it did not have enough action. If you are thinking this movie is going to be all action then this movie is not for you. The movie at times seemed to drag on but could have had a lot more action. The two main characters were pretty funny, but over all the movie was "OK." This movie was for sure a cop movie.
Written August 01, 2014
Love Jake's and Michael's acting skills. Felt like there was something missing to the plot. It had moments where the movie dragged on. Better to see it on DVD. Don't want to say too much and spoil it for other but not worth the 2hrs of my time.
Written August 31, 2014
I was skeptical about how and whether I would enjoy a movie shot by handheld cameras. I loved the experience of watching the entire film, except some cheesy dialogue. The camaraderie and friendship shown between the two main characters is very 'scripted', but the cinematography, direction and casting (especially the gangs) pull together to compel a very immersed experience in cinema. I was reminded of the show COPS, from time to time, with a story and a good looking crew of characters.
The Pluses: Cinematography, Direction, Casting
The minuses: Largely Predictable Storyline, Cheesy Screenplay, Art Direction
Warning: If you are prone to nausea from watching shaky film footage, this is one movie you might want to sit out.