We Own the Night Reviews

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December 14, 2007
Quality actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Robert Duvall do their best to breathe life into a deeply average cop thriller/family drama.
December 14, 2007
A grown-up thriller about morality and the consequences of choice, We Own The Night harks back to an earlier era. A cast of heavy-hitters give it all a solid, polished sheen.
December 13, 2007
Heartfelt performances from all the leads, certainly. Top 80s tunes and a thrilling car chase in the pouring rain.
December 13, 2007
The kind of movie you feel you've seen before when you're watching it for the first time, Gray's latest never once surprises. But it's intelligent and well-crafted enough to make you prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt.
December 13, 2007
ngaging, impressively directed crime thriller with a sharply written script and strong performances from its three leads.
December 7, 2007
November 14, 2007
...suffers from an overly deliberate pace that ultimately prevents the viewer from fully connecting with the material.
November 1, 2007
Once again finds Gray breathing gritty, electric life into a conventional tale.
November 1, 2007
With a few tweaks here and there it could have been something special.
October 29, 2007
October 27, 2007
As a whole, the film feels both too earnest and overly simplistic in its approach to the various moral dilemmas.
October 23, 2007
... successfully harkens to the best cop dramas of the '70s, when brutal realism shocked audiences and over-the-top action was confined to car chases.
October 22, 2007
Well-acted but very bloody crime drama.
October 21, 2007
Gray keeps his picture interesting with a handful of inspired action scenes
October 20, 2007
As flat-footed as writer-director James Gray's script often sounds, his cops-vs.-mob tale can be strangely mesmerizing.
October 20, 2007
Time will tell, but from where I'm sitting this deceptively routine cop movie runs deep. In fact, it already looks like a classic. Cagney and Tracy would be proud.
October 20, 2007
In many ways, We Own the Night is a lite version of our favorite urban cop dramas -- or maybe it's just that writer-director James Gray is a Martin Scorsese lite.
October 20, 2007
The gripping, entertaining, rock-solid mob thriller feels like a throwback to a bygone era.
October 19, 2007
Writer/director James Gray uses the strengths of his top-notch actors to transform "We Own the Night" into something more than a standard-issue cop tale.
October 17, 2007
You'll want to get lost in the dark world of "We Own the Night." Good performances from a great cast blend with an intriguing script in this adult thriller/melodrama.
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