Written June 26, 2016
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.
Written May 27, 2016
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 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 December 01, 2015
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 May 02, 2016
Well written, well paced and brilliantly performed. Jake Gyllenhaal brings his A-game here, but Michael Pena brings the thunder. The interaction between these two is so believable and touching that it seems like it's all real. Stunning piece of filmmaking!