End of Watch
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From the writer of Training Day, End of Watch is a riveting action thriller that puts audiences at the center of the chase like never before. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peņa star as young LA police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country's most dangerous drug cartel. -- (C) Open Road

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ayer and his cast appear to have so convincingly nailed the way these characters talk and act that you might not even notice the film slipping from workaday grit into out-and-out myth."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The performances here are so sharp that viewers may wish End of Watch has been shot by someone who knew how to find the right point of view for a scene and leave it there."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"End of Watch plays a lot like Colors for the YouTube generation."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Deeply affecting, powerful film that's a thrilling experience. Highly recommended."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"What gives it life are the performances of Gyllenhaal and Peņa. They emerge as beacons of friendship in a bleak world of barred windows, barking dogs and strutting gangsters."
‑ Jay Stone, National Post
"The actors, both excellent, get right into Ayer's groove. So by the time we arrive at the unsparing climax, we really know and care about these guys."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Intermittently enjoyable but incredibly frustrating."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A visceral and strangely gripping story of police brotherhood."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"It's time to ride along with the LAPD through South Central, but this is no "Adam 12″. It's a realistic roller-coaster ride told with hand-held cameras and other devices."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"It leaves you wondering -- who is filming the Gyllenhaal/Anna Kendrick love scenes?"
‑ Jake Mulligan, Boston Phoenix
"Gyllenhaal and Pena are after a lived-in camaraderie and a street-level realism. Pena, especially, succeeds; you buy him every second."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Jumpy and exciting."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"This Jake Gyllenhaal buddy/cop drama features some of the best on-screen banter in years."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"David Ayer's End of Watch is an unflinching cop drama that uses the handheld approach to heighten the drama and escalate the tension."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Nicely balanced between savage violence and sweet human interactions, and it whips along at a brisk pace."
‑ Kurt Loder, Reason Online
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