• We Own the Night (2007)

We Own the Night

Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

In 1988, New York's police wage an all-out war on drugs, and guilty and innocent alike become casualties. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix), manager of a nightclub that is often frequented by gangsters, tries to remain neutral but hides a potentially fatal secret: His brother (Mark Wahlberg) and father (Robert Duvall) are both cops. After his brother is wounded in an assassination attempt, Bobby can no longer remain neutral. He joins forces with his brother for an all-out assault on the mob.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Antoni Corone, Moni Moshonov, Alex Veadov, Tony Musante

Director: James Gray

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: 2929 Productions, Industry Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Suspenseful, Transformation, Girlfriend, Death, Father, Brooding, Pursuit, Friend, 1980s, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is an atmospheric, intense film, well acted, and when it's working it has a real urgency. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    We Own the Night is defiantly, refreshingly unhip. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A more accomplished film than "Yards." Yet it will fail to satisfy police movie buffs, as procedures are de-emphasized, and the drama is too perfunctory and obvious. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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