Monday, September 29, 2014

Film: End of Watch



End of Watch is a brilliant, hard hitting cop movie. The film has a sinister sense of foreboding that builds all the way through, aided by the protagonist pairing endlessly talking about their relationships in the same way that movie soldiers do just before they get blown to smithereens.

I was disappointed by the conclusion, which I figure to be a 'cop out' that hints of pandering to the studio executives' need to appeal to a broad audience. Also, I just learned that an alternative ending was filmed which wraps up the movie in what I would call the right way. Nevertheless, this gripe aside, End of Watch is well worth watching.

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