Written September 25, 2012
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.
Written September 23, 2012
very well written although i wish there was less stuff about their personal lives and more about the job but overall it was a great movie
Written December 10, 2012
This was a o.k movie. Way too much profanity. Movie could have been better if the language was not so crude.The acting was very good. The depiction acting was classic for the city in which it was depicting. I rate it a 6, could have rated it higher but again the language was too rough. I would not suggest children or teens see this movie.
Written October 01, 2012
I put it at an A- to B+. My male movie mate gave it a B- to C+. I thought it could probably be a pretty accurate depiction of the days in the life of two street cops. I was moved by the emotions of the characters and enjoyed the action. The last couple years have left me wondering if there really are great cops out there. I hope there's a few of these guys roaming our streets. The movie is a go see, thumbs up!
Written April 20, 2013
End Of Watch was by far one of my favorite if not one of the greatest movies of 2012. This movie has greatness from the acting to humor to intensity etc. Everything about this movie was spot on and fit so well. I have to say i did not expect such a great role from Michael Pena while i see him much more as a comedian since i saw 30 minutes or less. MIchael did a amazing job in this movie as well as Jake Gyllenhaal. And while the action and jokes were great i found that the most suprising and amazing part of this movie that really took me by suprise was the emotional feel given when something sad happens. I would absolutely recommend getting this movie cause you can watch it over and over again. like the title says this is a very late review for multiple reasons but tis movie was amazing.