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.
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.
March 5, 2010
As directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is well-acted, occasionally hair-raising but ultimately made from stale material.
March 5, 2010
Tawdry, slick and self-consciously gritty.
March 5, 2010
The problem for filmmakers trying to make this kind of movie is that they are now operating in a post-Wire world.
March 5, 2010
On second thought, Brooklyn's Finest does indeed provide a new genre twist. This must be the only cop movie ever made where a character is driven off the deep end by mold.
March 5, 2010
The movie is wounded, but it's also too tough to kill.
March 5, 2010
Antoine Fuqua's follow-up to Training Day is a bloody and sexually explicit drama that unravels like episodes of The Wire, but without that series' dense plotting and insight into human nature
March 5, 2010
An old-style potboiler about desperate cops in dire straits that overcooks both its story and its stars, with Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle and Richard Gere the main ingredients left stewing.
March 5, 2010
Whatever one may think of the overall style -- I think it's ludicrous -- Mr. Fuqua clearly wanted his film to be operatic, and so it is, in a tone-deaf way.
March 5, 2010
There's nothing particularly original here in this grime-and-grit saga, but the weak material is elevated by the cast.
March 5, 2010
Brooklyn's Finest may well have a future on cable as a drinking game. At one sip per cuss word, though, few viewers will still be conscious for the ending...
March 5, 2010
At no time will the viewer be under the impression that the performers are engaged in anything but a recycling project, regurgitating 50 years of corrupt-cop movies. Fuqua is striving for gritty street cred and instead delivers a clone.
March 4, 2010
Biblical trilogy bolstered by strong performances and a powerful message.
March 4, 2010
It's good to see Snipes back on the big screen, and the scenes he shares with Cheadle are a highlight. But there's so much unremitting pain, such a constant string of calamities in the lives of all the players, that the dreariness overshadows the story.
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