Written May 27, 2016
Every year needs its cop film of the year, and 2012 has "End of Watch." It isn't necessarily an action movie as it does a really great job of letting you get to know the partners played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. When the credits roll you almost feel as if you should know their birthdays and what to get them for Christmas. As you would expect with these two accomplished actors, their performances were superb and you truly feel as if this is a tandem that could be out on the streets of L.A.'s South Central. The Curbside Gang quartet also did an incredible job as gangsters. Shot as a hybrid of traditional filmmaking and documentary style, David Ayer did a wonderful job of bringing it all together. The story was tight and without any glaring holes with an ending that will have you choked up. A very solid film that will stand the test of time. See it in the theaters.
Written August 28, 2016
from the trailer i knew i would like it, but turns out i loved it. cant wait to see it again soon. love the closeness of the 2 partners and the action was all there along with the now "modern" camera shooting from handheld devices instead of an actual camera on a tripod. love it, and recommend highly to any action goers.
Written October 26, 2016
Great movie and more people should see it, to see what police officer risk there lives for!
Sad ending,and hope more officers don't meet that kind of fate!!
Written February 21, 2017
Seriously one of the best cop movies made. The two main characters have great chemistry and the action was intense. The dialogue was good, the supporting cast was good, their was really not much I didn't like about the film. As a man who once worked with cops I have to say that this is probably one of the closest to the real thing, where normal civilians get a small taste of what cops and their families go through in the world of law enforcement.
Written January 21, 2017
Great, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Not for the faint of heart or those who like to sugar coat real world problems. The acting was phenomenal and the directing on spot. Would recommend to anybody that loves to be entertained. Great way to spend 2 hours of your time and would do so again. 4 stars out of 4.