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  • The acting? Common and the Game score as baddies, but Hugh Laurie as an acid-tongued internal-affairs cop is disappointingly just House without the limp. show more

  • There's a lot to appreciate in Street Kings, a tight, propulsive action thriller, but there's one thing to marvel at, and that's James Ellroy's command of story. show more

  • Wastes a moderately intriguing premise by filling it with laughably clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters and implausible turns of events. show more

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  • March 23, 2010 Martha/Kathleen
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    This is an excellent but predictable police action drama film featuring Keanu Reeves and a great supporting cast including Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie and Chris Evans that is worth seeing.; yes, the plot might be predictable but the action scenes are interesting, well acted and exciting; Keanu Reeves does a very nice and believable job portraying a misunderstood, alcoholic, tough cop who is just trying to keep the streets of LA safe of rift raft while walking a fine line between what may be right and what is law but ultimately ends being betrayed by his capital and the fellow officers on his team of special vice detectives.

  • September 10, 2008 Dswiggle
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    It was one of those movies that I wish never ended. I wanted to see more. Keanu as always did a fabulous, fabulous job with his character . Everyone that was in the movie and was not in the movie did a fantastic job. Action packed and full of drama. I rented the movie, but now I am going to buy . It is a movie that I will never get tired of watching.

  • September 08, 2008 Rb75Ren
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    A true look at our cops that are sworn in to protect and serve but as the movies showed most of them have there own agenda after a few years of getting the short end of the stick

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