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Terrible pacing, overwrought acting, implausible plot. Departed, this movie ain't, though it's really really trying. It's just, honestly, a terrible movie.
But not according to IMDb users. They rave about it. Standing ovations, comparisons to Classics they don't even know how to spell. Well, that's the last time I spend money on a rental based on their collective opinion, that's for sure! If you want a good crime movie, seek out any number of old noir films (french are the best ones, in my opinion) put out by Criterion. They're lean and expertly-crafted. But they're in black and white and Marky Mark isn't in them, so anyone who considers We Own the Night a great film might as well not bother. Stick to the Hollywood marketing machine to make your decisions. ;O) Man it hurts to see Robert Duvall in this garbage.
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