After nearly two months of absence, I return to blogging with a review of the best 2012 film I have seen so far. Enjoy!
Genre: drama, comedy.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour, Natalie Martinez
Director/Writer: David Ayer
In the long history of buddy movies that have emanated from Hollywood, End of Watch is among the most powerful, realistic and genuinely funny ones I have had the pleasure to watch.
The relationship that develops between Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena), two decent LAPD patrol officers, is absolutely fun to watch. There is great authenticity and intensity in the performances, carrying the film with undeniable street charm through occasional patches of police cliches and shaky camera work.