Pena puts on a great performance that enhances an interesting story. For someone who has lived in LA their whole life the story is all too real but End of Watch lays the stereotyping on so thick at times that you may be inclined to pass on it. If you like action do yourself a favor and watch it through.
Originally titled 'Shorinji Kempo', 'Killing Machine' is a great Sonny Chiba film with a groovy sountrack. The filmography however suffers with awkward angles and unstable shots distracting from many of the scenes.