Written January 26, 2015
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 February 07, 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 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 September 23, 2012
As angry as I am most times with the police, I'm surprised that there are cop movies that can move me, and this one certainly did. It succeeds mainly because it humanizes the cops by spending most of the film on their relationship. They are just two guys with a sense of humor and also a heart for the people in the hood, those who deserve their heart. Of course, with bad guys they are ruthless.
The film all comes together the last 45 minutes. Before then, I was wondering "okay, where is this going?" but it finally go there and did it well.
Written December 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.