End of Watch is Superb
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End of Watch is Superb
Posted by LoveThatMoney on 10/6 at 11:09 pm
I highly recommend this film. Great dialogue; very true to life. Funny, intense, and emotional; it really has a lot going for it. Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal come across like old buddies.

It is a film largely centering around the relationship of the two officers, and unlike some other movies that have come out recently that center around the relationship of two men, this one feels like there is a purpose and an emotional connection not just to each other, but to the audience.

The camera work is interesting and only once in the movie did I think it was overdone, and it never really detracted from the story, instead more often actually adding to the intensity and realism of the film.

If you have a spare 2 hours, check it out.



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Posted by ligerbait on 10/7 at 4:27 am to LoveThatMoney
I agree w/ this assessment.


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Posted by Cosmo on 10/7 at 4:34 am to LoveThatMoney
I can't look at Jack Gyllenhall seriously since Brokeback Buttsecks.


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Posted by steakbombLSU on 10/7 at 7:43 am to LoveThatMoney
Loved it. I was really surprised by the nature of the crime that was going on. That was some heavy stuff


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Posted by LoveThatMoney on 10/7 at 8:59 am to Cosmo
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I can't look at Jack Gyllenhall seriously since Brokeback Buttsecks


Never seen it and never will so my view of Gyllenhaal is ... un... tainted.



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Posted by Evolve on 10/7 at 10:01 am to LoveThatMoney
I liked it overall. But did come away feeling a little disappointed. I did not like the camera work. I have yet to go to a movie that tries and film this way and come away saying yea that was awesome. Its a pain in the arse thus far. Secondly i thought there was very little plot. It was more a day in the life of rather than a story. I guess i was expecting more training day and that is not what you get.

However, there was action, comedy, superb acting so the above is me being nit picky. No way its better than training day imo though.



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Posted by VOR on 10/7 at 10:17 am to Cosmo
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I can't look at Jack Gyllenhall seriously since Brokeback Buttsecks.


Dude, are you serious?



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Posted by LoveThatMoney on 10/7 at 11:01 am to Evolve
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Secondly i thought there was very little plot.


I actually was telling my friend about this afterward and compared it to the Master, which seems to be similar in overall structure (i.e. a day in the life of two guys). Where The Master fails, though, End of Watch succeeds and the lack of plot is not distracting, at least not while watching the movie. It doesnt feel like it meanders. Rather, each scene builds on the audience's understanding of the relationship until the overarching plot line comes to a head. In many ways, the film is like a series of very brief episodes on TV: each episode is its own thing, but there is an overall, backbone plot line that must eventually be dealt with.



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