Written December 22, 2014
This was a really good movie all around, beginning with the acting, both Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña did a great job, very believable characters, who as partners, became vey much in the same sense brothers in their own way in which the looked out for each other, and each others families. The plot also was really good, and the time they took to show them as partners on other police calls leading up to the plot. The movie takes the time also to throw in alot of comedy, which fits the style of the movie, that keeps you laughing at times. The movie shows how these officers do their daily routines, and how they put their lifes on the line for many of the calls they take, and it also shows their relationships with their families, and the prices that are paid for having their line of work. The only real fault I have is them using their own cameras to film, never was a fan of that in movies, but thats just my opinion, other then that, I'd give this 3 1/2 stars out of 4 ... Enjoy :)
Written December 17, 2014
If you like cop movies, are a cop, or even in hopes of being a cop one day, this is a movie that you must see. Shows you the life of what law enforcement officers face each day. Though some of the portrayal of cops is a bit far fetch in regards to a couple of actions most of the other stuff is pretty close to the uncertainty that one may find in that career. Movie is full of action, comedy, drama, and a hint of romance.
Written September 25, 2012
I LOVED THE MOVIE IT WAS AMAZING!
The acting made it so real. It was like watching a documentary, about how police officers take that role into not just catching the bad guys but willing to save other peoples lives. I love Jake Gyllenhall and Michael Pena. Just today actually,I might as well bring it up. I was driving on florin road in Sacramento, and I got pulled over by the police officer, he came up to the window and did his normal routine like every other cop is: License and registration? then he asked do you know why I pulled you over? I said yes, because my right brake light dose not work. he says yes as he was starting to write up the ticket. End of watch gave me the courage to say That he was doing a good job and that i was proud that we have police officers here and soldiers out there in a different world serving our country. He looked at me, smiled, and said thank you mam. he ripped up the ticket and gave me a warning to fix it. I smiled, said your welcome, and drove away.
Written December 18, 2014
Dont know what theatre the guy who said people were walking out during the show went to but he must have confused people going to the bathroom with people leaving. In the theatre i was at people were actually moving closer to the screen about half way through to get closer to the movie. All i heard from people as i walked out at the end was "great movie" "that was awesome" "and "fantastic". Movie was very very well done. Ill go see it again. As for the language what would one expect cops in south central to say. Golly gee. Oh darn. Shucks, That really really mean gang person shot at me, golly gee wiz. If you dont like cop movies with foul language to begin with dont go to a cop movie with foul language and then complain about how bad it was. Movie was great.
Written October 30, 2014
This movie us a must see . Gives you the harsh reality that people actually go through and grabs your undivided attention. It puts you in their shoes and makes your mind start going to work . Could.not have chosen better actors for this movie . I recommend 15 and over for violence reasons .