Brooklyn's Finest Reviews

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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.
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.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
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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.
July 9, 2010
For all its powerful moments (of which there are many), it feels too calculated and pre-programmed in its downward spiral.
June 27, 2010
Not likely to go over too well with Mayor Bloomberg and his tourism bureau, is this tabloid cinema crooked cop thriller and ghetto housing project horror spree looking worse than an Afghan war zone on a bad day.
June 14, 2010
Fuqua has delivered his satirical masterpiece, a film that exposes every cop-movie cliché in the book by deploying every cop-movie cliché in the book, all the while -- and this is the genius part -- pretending that no-one has ever done this stuff before.
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.
June 9, 2010
Each of the three stories of cops in extremis is schematic, formulary, hokey.
June 9, 2010
A boozy Irish-American cop, a sweary African-American cop and a bent Italian-American cop walk into a brothel. What do you get? The climax of the least original cop movie in the world. And that's exactly what we've got here.
April 29, 2010
Any movie that ends on a freeze frame of Richard Gere walking stoically away from a crime scene teeming with police car lights can't be all good.
April 10, 2010
A great cast and a mediocre script create an average show in 'Brooklyn's Finest,' the gritty grownups-only story of three flawed police officers whose lives intersect.
April 6, 2010
The film's complete lack of originality will leave many wondering why it was even necessary to make a movie that we've seen countless times before.
March 12, 2010
The movie doesn't tell us anything we haven't heard before, and more eloquently, in other movies.
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