MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 536 this week

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  5 March 2010 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 49,927 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 136 user | 194 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 29 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 06 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

Brooklyn's Finest (2009) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brooklyn's Finest.
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bait (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An ex-con is used by police to lure a criminal out of hiding.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Robert Pastorelli
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Monica Bellucci
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Failing to kill anymore because of his conscience, a troubled hit-man seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug-lord has hired replacements to finish the job and kill the hit-man.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker
Training Day (2001)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The lives of three residents of New York's Staten Island intersect as they struggle to get ahead.

Director: James DeMonaco
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Seymour Cassel
Game of Death (2010)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.

Director: Giorgio Serafini
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Aunjanue Ellis, Zoë Bell
Inside Out IV (Video 1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Natalie Would"; "Modivation"; "Put Asunder"; "Save The Wetlands"; "The Thief"; "... See full summary »

Directors: Antoine Fuqua, Bernard Rose, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Anthony Addabbo, Phil Brock, Denise Buick
Gallowwalkers (2012)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A cursed gunman (Snipes) whose victims come back from the dead recruits a young warrior to help in the fight against a gang of zombies.

Director: Andrew Goth
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Director: Jean-François Richet
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne
Exit Strategy (TV Movie 2014)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A high-octane procedural about a team of five experts associated with the CIA led by Eric Shaw who are deployed when a CIA operation goes bad to extract the ones involved before it's too ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Tom Sizemore, Lina Esco
The Call I (2006)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: John Malkovich, Naomi Campbell, Riccardo Francia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Eddie
...
...
Sal
...
Caz
...
...
Angela
...
Red
...
Ronny Rosario
...
...
...
...
...
...
C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
...
Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)
Edit

Storyline

In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he's earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who'll commit murder to get cash to buy a house big enough for his family; and, Eddie, the precinct's oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every man has a moment of truth. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los mejores de Brooklyn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,471,932 (USA) (5 March 2010)

Gross:

£1,252,604 (UK) (2 July 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Antoine Fuqua wasn't keen on making another cop movie after Training Day (2001) but one read of the screenplay soon convinced him otherwise. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is driving through town with his new partner you see the indicator flashing, as if he is using his right indicator all the time. See more »

Quotes

Det. Patrick Leary: My shorty is black. Don't we go shopping for cocoa butter together?
See more »


Soundtracks

Sea of Love
(1958)
Written by George Khoury and Phil Phillips (as Philip Baptiste)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A competent cop flick, but it is not something very memorable
11 June 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The police corruption has been a recurrent subject in cinema from its beginnings.Classic films such as Scarface (1932) or The Asphalt Jungle reported the reality of the cops who are seduced by the easy way of crime, betraying the trust from the people and the law they swore to protect.However, in that times, the corrupt cops were the villains; but the perspective changed in the 70's thanks to movies like Shaft and Electra Glide in Blue, which showed that the ethic and the rectitude could become into obstacles in order to combat every time more violent and crafty criminals.We can suppose that those anti-heroes arose as a consequence of the dissatisfaction people felt with the authorities, and with the sad reality that the pure and incorruptible heroes of yesteryear were not credible anymore.Needless to say that real life has gotten worse in our century, and the cinema has adapted to that with films (and TV series) where the line between heroes and villains is every time more diffuse.

All the previous paragraph takes me to Brooklyn's Finest, a cop flick in which director Antoine Fuqua runs a similar field to the one he visited in Training Day 9 years ago.The result is competent and interesting, but not highly memorable.

Brooklyn's Finest has a provocative premise, and thanks to screenwriter Michael C. Martin, we have many interesting scenes of moral disjunctive, fights with the conscience and impossible decisions.But the problem is that that structure feels a bit diffuse, and I could not find the point in common which impulses the three stories this movie tells (besides of the ethical conflicts the three main characters face).In other words, I was interested in the characters and their dilemmas, but the secondary scenes which may add texture and "realism" to the story tired me a little bit, because they divide our attention without a justifiable cause and they unnecessarily stretch the movie.

In spite of that, I liked the film, mainly because of Fuqua's solid direction, which is always disciplined and absolutely free of any tricks which are not necessary in order to create suspense.As for the cast, Ethan Hawke feels a bit over the top in his character, while on the other hand, Don Cheadle is perfect as a cop whose divided loyalty is not because of simple ambition, but because of the lessons life has brought him in both sides of the law.Richard Gere could interpret even asleep the character of a veteran who is tired of fighting an endless war, but I think he keeps doing it well.As for the supporting cast, I liked the performances from Will Patton as the classical "suit" who only wants results; Ellen Barkin as a cop/politician who is more interested in her career than in the fulfillment of justice; and Wesley Snipes, who makes his return to mainstream cinema after various years of starring in atrocious action movies made straight to DVD.

As a comparison point, I liked Brooklyn's Finest more than Pride and Glory, but less than Narc and Dark Blue, because they had had more concise and compact screenplays.However, despite the fails from the screenplay and the fact it is not highly memorable, I can recommend Brooklyn's Finest as an interesting cop flick with good performances and interesting ideas.


15 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
20.000$ salary? artur_7
Racist - Who would put up with this? davewriter2003
Gere's Character Made This Watchable calvertca
Liked MOST of the movie LadyConsumer
Cheadles Blackberry and him saying 'four' j4son2004
Worst lit movie ever drella15
Discuss Brooklyn's Finest (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?