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We Own the Night (2007)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  12 October 2007 (USA)
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A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.

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Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,826,287 (USA) (12 October 2007)

Gross:

£1,756,957 (UK) (11 January 2008)
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IMDb crowd is EASY to please
15 April 2008 | by (Yonder) – See all my reviews

Good lord, this movie stinks.

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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