Street Kings
Street Kings (2008)

In the wake of the L.A. riots, an LAPD vice detective who always went above and beyond the call of duty to keep the streets safe receives a startling wake-up call that leaves him convinced he can no longer employ the tactics that made him… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2008
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36%
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58%



Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Street Kings contains formulaic violence but no shred of intelligence.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Keanu Reeves' bad-boy cop Tom Ludlow may not play by the rules, but the film sure does.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Another 'roid-raging dirty cop drama from David Ayer.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Still, as corrupt cop films go, Street Kings has got its moments, and if nothing else it certainly does entertain.

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Time Out

What could have been endearingly daft remains merely forgettable.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

[James Ellroy] writes Calvinist screeds against sin; filmmakers turn them into shoot-em-up thrillers.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

There's only the spectacle of crooked dunces slamming against each other

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's really kind of a dirty scummy piece of work.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Street Kings wastes a moderately intriguing premise by filling it with laughably clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters and implausible turns of events.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

A lot of reviewers seem to have disliked Street Kings because of its negative view of the LA police, and perhaps the country at large. That is not a problem for me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
There is something quite odd about Street Kings that I can't quite put my finger on. I did like it and I thought it was better than many films in the… More
KJ Proulx
It wasn't that bad! I actually liked it!
Jens S.
Very interesting L.A. cop thriller with Keanu Reeves in his best role and performance since the Matrix films. Not only does he need more than one facial… More
Conner Rainwater
I think it's one of the few times that a movie completely surprised me. I went in thinking that it was going to be something like Speed, but this is an… More
Bruce Bruce
Top of the line Crime Action Movie where Bad Cops are running the Streets. Can not say enough about this movie. Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker are at the top… More
Dan Schultz
One of the more terrible cop dramas I've seen in recent years. A lot of blame has to go to Keanu Reeves for his simply horrific performance as a cop that… More

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