Written September 26, 2016
This flick is as close to being in the car with a cop working his beat as most will ever come.... and SURPRISE folks....... cops swear ,,,,,,,,, did you not hear the intro at the beginning of the movie..... cops are people....not programmed robots ...... I digress....... excellent, excellent movie !!! GO SEE IT !!!!
Written September 28, 2016
A medium paced beginning then building up to a fast momentum then slow - with an adrenaline rush with OMG!!!! To revenge then mourning and tears of laughter with a heavy heart, the end.
Great Movie with lots of insight!
Written June 30, 2016
Great movie, great acting on the part of the not so central characters. Jake and Michael are very talented; however, it always makes me cringe when you have a duo (whether Black & White or White & Hispanic) and they overdo the stereotypical jokes. Burrito, really? There's so many Mexican celebrations, really? These are things that are obvious without pointing it out every five minutes within the movie.
The Mexican cartel gang gave an accurate portrayal of the supposed attitude of Mexican cartels. Additionally, it was an accurate portrayal of Black v. Mexican relations in many "hoods.'
The movie was definitely a must see, but for Pete's sake, the camera angles will give you a migraine!
And, I'm pretty sure the Screenwriter is rivaling Scarface's use of the F bomb!
Written July 30, 2016
I fund it to be one of the best cop movies to date, and I will even go a little further and say that it was one of the better cop movies ever. It is that good. This movie has a good story/plot. Lots of action and they make it very real. Go see it, you wont be dissapointed.
Written September 29, 2016
So, I was expecting more from this flick - I guess because it was written by the same author as "Training Day"; a colossally great movie - but was disappointed. It was filled with violence and blood, and the typical Mexican drug lord gore, but it didn't do anything for me. See it if you like action flicks, but it is NOT worthy of any kind of nomination for any film awards. Jake Gyllenhaal is NOT Denzel Washington!