• End of Watch (2012)

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End of Watch

Release Date: September 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2013

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

Production Co: Le Grisbi

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Pursuit , Gritty , Los Angeles , Wife , Transformation , 2010s , Rivalry , Intense , Police officer , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    David Ayer, the writer of "Training Day," director of "Street Kings," writer/director of "Harsh Times," does not make movies about princesses with witchy curses, about yuppie commitment-phobes, about talking plush toys. His territory is narrow, but he owns it: cops, in Los Angeles. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Shallow down inside, End of Watch is a music-video Frappuccino of quick cuts, sparkling banter, serial crises, grisly violence and tongue-jerk profanity. But the film is exciting, in its manipulative way, and exhausting. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    In the last 15 minutes of the film, he burns up some of the credibility he established by not pushing extreme situations too far earlier on. show more

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