Written September 26, 2012
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.
Written December 08, 2012
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 September 23, 2012
Gritty? Definitely! Realistic? Absolutely! Brutal? Immensely! Entertaining? Oh my, YES!!
I don't understand why Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal are not at the top of everyone's best actor list this year. Their chemistry is off the charts. Add their performances to a top notch script that is filled with heart, humor and tension and you've got a film that defines what we go to movies for. And for all of it's action and violence, the real story is the loving friendship between the two main characters. Absolutely authentic. I loved this movie!
Written October 02, 2012
What entertaining this movie is, So Real, with todays movies they have so much special affects
that you know its not real and go along with it, But the actors did a very good job, I felt like it was video taped for Real and it keeps you laughing until the very end, but then it gives you a
good feeling at the very end... You have to see for yourself.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.