End of Watch
End of Watch (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 22, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
85%
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User Score
86%



Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: End of Watch has the energy, devotion to characters, and charismatic performances to overcome the familiar pitfalls of its genre and handheld format.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

End of Watch plays a lot like Colors for the YouTube generation.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Intermittently enjoyable but incredibly frustrating.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

A visceral and strangely gripping story of police brotherhood.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Gyllenhaal and Pena are after a lived-in camaraderie and a street-level realism. Pena, especially, succeeds; you buy him every second.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Jumpy and exciting.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

This Jake Gyllenhaal buddy/cop drama features some of the best on-screen banter in years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Slaven
End of Watch doesn't do anything new, and what it does do has been done better. David Ayer supposedly spent only six days writing the script and it shows,… More
familiar stranger
A cop flick that was neither boring nor interesting. The friendship of the protagonists hardly had anything new. The end is apparently (and most probably,… More
Cynthia S.
I almost turned this off after the first half hour, but I am glad that I stuck it out. I found it a decent story. A thriller at times. Full of good… More
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Ugh, so good!!! review soon...
Melvin White
Brian Taylor: Come on, man. We're cops. Everybody wants to kill us, Tre. "Every Moment of Your Life They Stand Watch" End of Watch is a hard… More
Dan Schultz
A riveting, hard-hitting look of two cops (Jake Gyllenhall, Michael Pena) and the random jobs they are assigned to on a daily basis in the dangerous LA area,… More