End of Watch - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

End of Watch Reviews

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January 8, 2013
It leaves you wondering -- who is filming the Gyllenhaal/Anna Kendrick love scenes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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 27, 2012
Planning on shooting your next movie handheld? Hoping for that realism dividend? Please read this first.
September 19, 2012
David Ayer's End of Watch is pure frat-boy fantasy, the video game to Southland's great American novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 10, 2012
End of Watch's found footage pretensions tend to materialise when it has too few ideas.
September 20, 2012
Shallow down inside, "End of Watch" is a music-video Frappuccino of quick cuts, sparkling banter, serial crises, grisly violence and tongue-jerk profanity.
November 22, 2012
Srong on character and atmosphere but weak on story and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2012
Compared to an average episode of 'Criminal Minds,' it's pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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'.
October 2, 2012
Intermittently enjoyable but incredibly frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2012
Ayers aims for the ADHD attention span of his Netflix streaming demo and constantly confuses the issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 25, 2012
A reasonably sturdy cop movie undone by terrible visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 20, 2012
By virtue of its style and high stakes scenario, End of Watch is impressively tense, but then so are most episodes of COPS, which don't suffer from the forced melodrama found here.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 21, 2012
Ayer ... keeps wrecking the sense of realism he's trying to build.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2012
Ayer clearly thinks he's making a grittily realistic ode to the long arm of the law, yet only the more intimate scenes ring true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2015
I'm still wondering who we're supposed to assume was holding the camera during Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick's sex scene.
September 23, 2012
Ayer's bias shows an LAPD comprised of immature people straight out of Animal House who can't utter three words without two of them being the F word. That's not the LAPD I know.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 21, 2012
Some of the intense, ultraviolent vignettes on the rough streets of Los Angeles are more compelling than others, but by not having a consistent narrative thread, the film builds only intermittent suspense.
September 20, 2012
Gyllenhaal and Peņa's relationship, a sort of heterosexual love affair, is depicted with a sense of tenderness and care that does not extend to the cartoonish villains that dominate the film's lackluster final act.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 20, 2012
...like a Tony Scott film made with less flair and cheaper equipment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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