End of Watch – 5 out of 5
When I first saw the trailer for this one—wait? What trailer, you ask? Why this one…
When I first saw that, I called it out as a renter and not one I would take out the loan required to now see movies in the theaters with. However, I regret that decision because this movie went beyond my expectations.
|Like I didn't expect the 3 hour freestyle from Jake Gyllenhaal.|
|"Camera is on...look tough...fight urge to pick nose..."|
|Pointless screencap of the sun.|
|That baby is only 3 days away from retirement...|
It's also too old for this shit.
|"You have the right to remain silent--watch you gonna do, watch you gonna do|
when they come for you..."
The strong and frighteningly realistic performances by the film’s two stars added to the real life troubles of being a police officer and juggling starting a family and being an officer of the law aspects of the story—especially one that is marked for death—really makes for an emotionally powerful film that ends with a moment that is scientifically proven to be impossible to not cry to while watching.
|"Let's document the douchy style I wear my sunglasses when they are not in use..."|
|"And when they probably should be."|
|"Guys, is there something in my eye? It feels like there|
is something in my eye."
|"Jake? Jake, get the camera away from crotch level...please?"|