End of Watch: Another visceral and hard-hitting cop drama from Director David Ayer

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By Kelly Oβ€˜Brien

End of Watch Director David Ayer has long been obsessed with the thin blue line separating cops from criminals and good cops from their corrupt brethren.

He explored this theme when writing the morally ambiguous Training Day, in which a very angry Denzel Washington won an Oscar for playing a crooked cop, and when writing and directing the problematic but compelling Harsh Times, in which an even angrier Christian Bale played a crooked veteran trying in vain to join the boys in blue.

Though sticking with this tried and tested theme for his latest offering, Ayer does manage to inject some new life into End of Watch – a film about two upstanding cops who put their lives on the line every day. The twist in this movie is that the cops, for once, are the good guys.

Thanks to an incredibly tight script, the film…

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  1. Thanks again! I could start setting up a to-watch movies list based on what you say… πŸ˜€ And this one does go up a notch on the list… πŸ™‚
    All the best!

    • Haha, thanks very much Norbert! Glad to be of service πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It really is a great movie. Review of Breaking Dawn coming up soon – apart from Michael Sheen it’s pretty awful :/

      • Now it’s my turn to thank – you! It’s incredible to have someone reliable out there, at my service… πŸ˜‰
        And I can’t wait for that next review. πŸ™‚
        Take care!


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