Brotherhood is often thicker than blood.
End Of Watch
Why I Saw It: I’m a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick, and I was hearing good things about End Of Watch. The opportunity presented itself, so I dove right in to check it out.
Memorable Performances: The chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena was the most memorable aspect of this film. To a lesser extent, Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick were good on screen together as well, but there was considerably less interaction between those two characters than the aforementioned duo.
The Regrettable Aspects: The only thing I’d probably change about this film, and it’s very minor, would be to include a little more background on the individuals who are involved in the film’s climax.
Would I watch it again? It’s not the type of movie that I would watch at the drop of a hat due to how intense it is at certain points, but I’d watch it again at some point and I’d absolutely recommend it to people who would be interested in a gritty, no frills police drama with a couple scenes of graphic violence.
Rating: 8.2 out of 10
Potential Nominations for Film Quest ’12:
- Best Actor – Jake Gyllenhaal
- Best Actor – Michael Pena
Lastly, I’m also looking into different formats for my reviews, so any suggestions / critiques are welcomed.