Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Natalie Martinez
Running time: 119 minutes
Synopsis: Two Lapd officers in South Central’s toughest neighbourhood find themselves targeted by a drug cartel when they bust an extremely valuable shipment…
Until now, David Ayer was best known for blistering cop thriller Training Day. Ayer’s script plays out like the anti-buddy movie – an alternative Lethal Weapon in which Murtagh spikes Riggs with Pcp and then tries to have him murdered. Now writing and directing, Ayer once again targets the formula and gives it both barrels, reassembling the pieces into End Of Watch, one of the year’s most fascinating crime thrillers.
Despite its unique approach, make no mistake – this is a buddy cop movie. There are things however that we can safely say End Of Watch isn’t. For instance, it isn’t a Jake Gyllenhaal movie. Whilst he’s on top form as Taylor,