We Own the Night Reviews

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July 6, 2010
This is a man's movie: gritty, macho, and lacking in grace.
August 27, 2009
Gray assumes rather than dramatizes the depths of his characters, scanning for gravitas where there are only rickety clichs
October 18, 2008
A generic thriller that aims for deeper resonance, We Own The Night is an intriguing feature, undermined by a plot that stretches credulity, yet which still manages to conform to predictable gangster flick clich.
May 24, 2008
(We Own the Night) was terribly written and just such a waste of great actors.
February 29, 2008
We Own the Night is a film of solid performances but one that tries too hard while stuck in familiar territory.
February 15, 2008
We Own the Night declaws the organized crime genre.
February 2, 2008
Eva Mendes seems to basically be around just to work hard feeding her man Joaquin's erotic fantasies for some relaxation on his down time, in this grim, meandering excursion through Brooklyn's mean streets.
January 14, 2008
haraktires poy tha mporoysan aneta na perasoyn arketo hrono akoma se skoteina syrtaria, mpas kai mporesoyn na skoteiniasoyn arketa oi idioi gia na metamorfothoyn se kati esto endiaferon an ohi diaforetiko
December 20, 2007
You probably won't hate it, but that's because you probably won't feel much of anything about it
December 14, 2007
A sombre, intelligent, feeling crime drama set in a working-class New York characterised by striving and shabbiness.
December 14, 2007
Offers little that Scorsese doesn't offer with more lan and wit.
December 13, 2007
A desperate violence and urgency spills out in the film's flash-point set-pieces - not least a sensational car chase, shot through a windscreen, hammering rain and a blur of fear.
December 13, 2007
This just can't compete in an arena with the likes of The Departed - which at least makes a point of its contrived storyline - let alone the high watermark set for cops vs. drugs drama by the TV series The Wire.
December 13, 2007
Tawdry, pulpy, nuts-and-bolts cop thriller.
October 20, 2007
Everything old doesn't necessarily feel new again.
October 20, 2007
This one hangs on the notion of fate, and once you've figured out whose fate is the central issue, the outcome -- even with those clumsy plot twists -- is fairly predictable.
October 19, 2007
For all the competence in craft, there's no real urgency and distinctiveness to sufficiently mask that we've seen this all before--and indeed we have from Gray himself alone.
October 19, 2007
Bobby's decision-making throughout is operatic (with grand gestures and tears and sensational lighting), but also crude and flatfooted.
October 17, 2007
Another example of (crime) business as usual.
October 16, 2007
Takes enough interesting turns and twists to earn and keep your attention, all before an ending that sacrifices credibility for the sake of convenience.
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