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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Longtime LAPD partners and friends, Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) patrol one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Though they may bend the rules, their honor and dedication to the job are unquestioned. Taylor and Zavala always have each other's back, even if Taylor's surreptitious filming of their daily activities for a college course is a bit ill-advised. All hell breaks loose for the officers when they run afoul of a vicious Mexican cartel.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal , Michael Peña , Natalie Martinez , Anna Kendrick , David Harbour , Frank Grillo , America Ferrera , Cle Sloan

Director: David Ayer

Genres: Crime drama, Action

Distributor: Open Road

End Of Watch (2012)

Release Date: September 21st, 2012|1 hr. 49 min.

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fan reviews ( 75 )
  • End of Watch gives you the savage whoosh of being on a job that can get you killed. Sins of cop clichés can be forgiven when a movie pays honest tribute to police on the line. show more

  • The best scenes are filmed inside the cruiser, dashboard shots that face inward instead of out, catching Gyllenhaal and Peña in moments so playful and true they make all other buddy cops look bogus by comparison. show more

  • Unlike many action thrillers where the viewer is fairly certain that no real harm can come to the protagonists, such is never the case here. In this gritty ride-along, we sense that anything can happen, which adds to the propulsive momentum of a riveting story. show more

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  • April 13, 2013 james hunt
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    Similar to Southland but for me not as good.

  • April 01, 2013 tw00000000142903
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    just got done watching it and i loved it, did not see the ending coming at all. great movie im going to watch it again.

  • March 25, 2013 anderson21flores
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    this movie is freaking amazing a must see movie worth every penny my favorite movie by far but sad ending..

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End Of Watch Puts Raw Spin On Buddy Cop Genre

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on Sep 13th, 2012 7:09PM

End of Watch isn't your average buddy cop movie. Sure, it stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two cops who also happen to be besties, but it's a lot grittier than most mainstream Hollywood...

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