Brooklyn's Finest
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Training Day director Antoine Fuqua takes viewers on a dark ride through the streets of Brooklyn, following three New York Police officers as they wrestle with temptation, loyalty, and duty while attempting to uphold the law and deal with the pressures of the job. Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is days away from retirement, but he's been burnt-out for years. Unable to remember why he signed up for the job in the first place, all Eddie can think about is retreating to his fishing cabin in Connecticut, and forgetting the horrors that he's seen during his decades on the job. At the same time,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Any movie that ends on a freeze frame of Richard Gere walking stoically away from a crime scene teeming with police car lights can't be all good."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"The problem for filmmakers trying to make this kind of movie is that they are now operating in a post-Wire world."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"Fuqua once again proves his mastery of the cop/crime drama genre, making for the best of its kind since 'The Departed.'"
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Although Fuqua has already done this material, he is at least able to make some of it engaging, just not enough to recommend sitting through a runtime of over two hours to find it."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"While there is plenty going on here, however, the whole film smacks of déjà vu."
‑ , Future Movies UK
"As directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is well-acted, occasionally hair-raising but ultimately made from stale material."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"On second thought, Brooklyn's Finest does indeed provide a new genre twist. This must be the only cop movie ever made where a character is driven off the deep end by mold."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"the film's remarkable cast helps Fuqua bring his sprawling web of nastiness to another level"
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"Paints with grimy authenticity a despairing, warts-and-all portrait of cops and criminals, turning the idea of the title on its head and then some."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"For all its powerful moments (of which there are many), it feels too calculated and pre-programmed in its downward spiral."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Tawdry, slick and self-consciously gritty."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The movie is wounded, but it's also too tough to kill."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"An impressive and gritty cop drama with three strong leading performances."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Director Antoine Fuqua gives the well-trod material more room to roam than necessary but fails to shade it in anything but the drabbest law enforcement blue."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Not likely to go over too well with Mayor Bloomberg and his tourism bureau, is this tabloid cinema crooked cop thriller and ghetto housing project horror spree looking worse than an Afghan war zone on a bad day."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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