Brooklyn's Finest Reviews

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January 13, 2018
All the actors are excellent in their portrayals of their characters.
November 17, 2011
May 6, 2011
June 16, 2010
The drama doesn't just move between the three cops, it prowls between them, occasionally pouncing, and the film builds up quite a bit of tension.
June 10, 2010
An ugly, fatuous, macho piece of self-regarding, self-pitying nonsense about New York cops.
June 10, 2010
Strong direction and acting can't compensate for an insubstantial script.
November 5, 2018
Trite. Yet Fuqua, through his trademark violence and his ability to ramp up tension in every scene, ensures that there is always something interesting to watch on screen.
August 23, 2018
What gives this an extra star is Ethan Hawke: there are plenty of guns blazing in this movie but the real fire comes from his powerhouse performance.
September 11, 2017
Each actor, including Wesley Snipes as a fresh-out-of-jail ex-con, gives one of their grittiest performances in this gripping cop drama reminiscent of 2006's The Departed and 1991's New Jack City.
July 19, 2017
Throughout his career, [Hawke's] broody emotionality has never read as phony so much as sincerely self-aggrandizing. Here, it connects with nothing, reminding us in turn that the film does not connect with its audience.
May 9, 2017
A messy derivative downbeat cop movie about the mean streets of Brooklyn.
January 3, 2014
Fuqua once again proves his mastery of the cop/crime drama genre, making for the best of its kind since 'The Departed.'
November 13, 2013
the film's remarkable cast helps Fuqua bring his sprawling web of nastiness to another level
October 30, 2012
An impressive and gritty cop drama with three strong leading performances.
October 1, 2012
Although Fuqua has already done this material, he is at least able to make some of it engaging, just not enough to recommend sitting through a runtime of over two hours to find it.
April 8, 2012
Paints with grimy authenticity a despairing, warts-and-all portrait of cops and criminals, turning the idea of the title on its head and then some.
February 18, 2012
April 4, 2011
March 9, 2011
Director Antoine Fuqua gives the well-trod material more room to roam than necessary but fails to shade it in anything but the drabbest law enforcement blue.
October 30, 2010
While there is plenty going on here, however, the whole film smacks of déjà vu.
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