End of Watch

2012

End of Watch

Critics Consensus

End of Watch has the energy, devotion to characters, and charismatic performances to overcome the familiar pitfalls of its genre and handheld format.

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From the writer of Training Day, End of Watch is a riveting action thriller that puts audiences at the center of the chase like never before. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña star as young LA police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country's most dangerous drug cartel. -- (C) Open Road

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Critic Reviews for End of Watch

All Critics (177) | Top Critics (51) | Fresh (150) | Rotten (27)

  • Fast-paced, entertaining with great performances from Gyllenhaal and Peña, End of Watch is more than your usual cop-partner/buddy flick.

    December 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A superior police drama rains down a hail of blows upon the viewer.

    June 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Gyllenhaal and Pena have an easy, appealing chemistry with each other and convince us that Brian and Mike are both well-suited to their calling.

    January 31, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • End of Watch is viscerally exciting, innovative, hugely violent but also hugely sentimental.

    August 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Focal ethos, mixed with gripping action sequences, make for a strong, if imperfect buddy cop drama.

    August 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Joseph Walsh

    CineVue
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  • While Ayer and his cast demonstrate a thorough understanding of their subject, and their movie features realistic violence and casual callousness, End Of Watch doesn't really go anywhere.

    August 21, 2018 | Full Review…

    Jordan Riefe

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Audience Reviews for End of Watch

  • Aug 25, 2019
    A good duo at the forefront of this thing, but I don't especially care for the half-assed documentary schematic or, you know... cops.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 12, 2017
    More shaky cam than I generally care for. Both Gyllenhaal and Pena were excellent.
    Spencer M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2017
    The buddy cop dramedy revisited and made relatable by the spot on performances on it's lead players. The plot setup is somewhat far fetched but its nada but a thrill rise after all. And while not Hope and Crosby, the banter often is not too far from them either.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2016
    End of watch is so realistic, well written, dark and intriguing. End of Watch is one of the best cop films I've seen and is definitely worth your time to see!
    Mr N Super Reviewer

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