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Training Day writer David Ayer returns behind the lens to direct the gritty cop drama End of Watch, shot mostly via handheld cameras, allowing the film’s realism to excel even more between the two fantastic leads, played with pride and honor by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Although some of End of Watch suffers from typical Ayer gang stereotypes, a good portion of the film works as an exemplary piece of police cinema.

Brian (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike (Michael Pena) are brothers of the badge. They’re two La cops that define the true blue mentality, often letting their own cowboy heroics get them into trouble. They don’t care though, as long as the law is enforced and as long as they’re the top dogs doing it. It’s about the law and what’s fair and to them what they do every single day makes the »

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