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End of Watch Reviews

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November 24, 2012
If I was a big-city American policeman watching this, I would also wonder just whose side Ayer is on. I'd be more nervous about going to the work the next day. Not less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2012
Ayers's warmest film to date finds meaning and depth in its "I love you, man" exchanges and rarely goes too long without staging some daring detective work and videogame ultraviolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2012
One to watch, but through narrowed eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
Writer and director David Ayer has created a pair of real, untainted heroes - which makes this a rare cinematic treat you have to watch. End of.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 22, 2012
The two leading performances are exemplary in their honesty and good-heartedness, with Gyllenhaal in particular showing why he's a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
Srong on character and atmosphere but weak on story and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2012
Despite the violence and procedural detail, this is about as gritty as Dixon of Dock Green.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2012
Some fiction movies knock politely on the door to gain attention, others kick it in.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
Gripping, impressively shot cop thriller that comes across as the nice guy version of The Shield, thanks to a strong script and a pair of terrific performances from Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
Its spiky authenticity and blunt moral power feel unimpeachable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2012
visual vibrancy always trumps verisimilitude - shakicam's reality effects are repeatedly problematised by the question of which character is filming what at any given time, especially when the answer, at least sometimes, would appear to be 'no one'.
November 21, 2012
It's David Ayer's attempt to breath life into a heavily run-down formula. And it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2012
There's nothing very new or profound in End Of Watch, and yet that doesn't mean there's nothing to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2012
It's a collection of cop-movie clichés but presented with sufficient flair and strong performances that the ride is enough, even if it's on rails.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2012
The film has a kinetic energy that will please its target audience; but it ultimately says nothing, and says it all too loud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2012
End of Watch is elevated on the shoulders of its leads and their harsh reality; until the filmmakers drop it on its head and reduce it to a frustrating 'Hollywood' cop film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2012
End of Watch's found footage pretensions tend to materialise when it has too few ideas.
November 6, 2012
...one of 2012's best action films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2012
A solid action-drama that takes us inside the world of two likeable police officers and highlights the risks they face.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 2, 2012
The movie's central message seems to be that any bad guy who hurts a cop better pray that the person who catches up with them isn't another cop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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