Brooklyn's Finest details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Jesse Williams, Lili Taylor, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Barkin, Robert John Burke, Sarah Thompson, Wass Stevens|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller|
|Collections:||Cops and Robbers, Super Cool Films, The Big Apple, Top Cops|
|Run time:||2 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Oct 2010|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Training Day's Antoine Fuqua returns with another gritty cop drama...
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Back to the streetsBy CaptQuixote (2 reviews) from UK , 18 Jun 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Eddie (Gere) is a jaded cop with a week left to retirement. Sal (Hawke) is a dirty cop who steals confiscated drug money to help his sick wife. Tango (Cheadle) is an undercover cop whos gotten in too deep. If you think youve seen it all before, its probably because you have; and if that puts you off then good luck trying to find a truly original story in a cinema crowded with superheroes, bromances and Sex in the city 2.
The truth is, Brooklyns Finest, feels quite refreshing amongst the other summer releases an authentic and gritty modern Film Noir that owes more to TV shows like The Wire than to the clichéd genre of police corruption dramas that it follows. Director Antoine Fuqua returns to the world of his Oscar winning Training Day, moving the action from LA to the mean streets of New York and following three separate but interlinking stories. Gere, whose bland and pleasant face doesnt really fit the character of a burned-out drunk who pays for sex and never loads his gun, carries the weakest of the three stories - but its Hawkes intense Pacino-esque portrait of desperate Sal and Cheadles exceptional performance as conflicted Tango that drive the film.
Like all the great crime classics of Hollywoods past, everyone in the film is headed on a collision course with their inevitable fates; the slow unfolding of events rendered no less bleak by their predictability. Indeed, what really elevates the film from other solid police dramas is Fuquas masterly control of this dark tone; the constant threat of violence, and the ominous and forbidding shades that colour the atmosphere of the seamy urban corners the characters are backed into. For what seems at first glance to be three unoriginal movies rolled, a little unevenly, into one Brooklyns Finest reveals itself to be an intelligent, striking and serious-minded film that will stay with you long after the credits role.
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an insight to the criminal and drug worldBy KelSmell (185 reviews) from Telford , 05 Aug 2011I found this film very slow to start with.
I really got into it, towards the middle of the film. I really started to enjoy it then.
Fantastically acted, just thought it could have been put together in a better way. I mean the way that the characters lives linked together and also their lives individually, could have been done better
Not so much unmissable as unwatchable.By fannybaws7 (1 review) , 31 Jul 2011Poor acting with 3 mediocre plots. My wife can usually watch pretty awful movies but even she gave up half way through it when we decided to eject it from the dvd player.
PS Any chance of a credit on the rental of this miserable movie?
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Brooklyn's finestBy Pebbly (84 reviews) from Driffield , 22 Jul 2011slow rather disappointing film. Richard Gere's character rather boring and seemed to take ages the action took place. Not one of the best I have seen.
waste of timeBy a customer , 20 Jul 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis was one of the worst films I've seen it was boring and crude and a total waste of time spent watching it and money to rent it
Cop a load of this...By Bootie (16 reviews) from Aberdeen , 19 Jul 2011I really enjoyed this movie. The acting was top notch and each character played their role perfectly especially Ethan Hawke who was outstanding as frazzled on the edge Narcotics cop Sal. Its depressing yes, dark yes... uplifting... most certainly not but thats what is so gripping.... 3 individuals in not ideal situations trying to work their way out of it. Compelling viewing.