• Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

Brooklyn's Finest

Release Date: March 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2010

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

A massive drug operation changes the lives of three conflicted New York cops. Burned-out vet Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is close to retirement; narcotics cop Sal Procida (Ethan Hawke) faces the difficult task of caring for his large family on his ordinary salary; undercover officer Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) finds his loyalties beginning to shift toward a powerful drug dealer. Over seven chaotic days, the three men are drawn toward a fateful crime and destiny.

Cast: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Ellen Barkin, Brian F. O'Byrne, Lili Taylor

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Millennium Films Inc.

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Revenge, Gritty, Hospital, Police station, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Whatever one may think of the overall style--I think it's ludicrous--Mr. Fuqua clearly wanted his film to be operatic, and so it is, in a tone-deaf way. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie into utter nonsense. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The title Brooklyn's Finest is drowning in irony, of course, but Fuqua's moves are less obvious: His film is classical and gritty, his violence makes you want to duck and run. show more

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