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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

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

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C-Rayz (as Wade Allain Marcus)
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Melvin Panton (as Logan Marshall Green)
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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; 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>

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Three officers, one bloody night. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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5 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los mejores de Brooklyn  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$27,154,426 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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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 »

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When Tango is talking to the wounded thug that he shot in the street, the thug's pants change position between shots. See more »

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Tango: I'm a cop, B.
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Connections

References Eyes Wide Shut (1999) See more »

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Written by DJ Green Lantern (as James D'Agostino), Mutulu Olugabala (as Levonne Alford), Stic Man (as Clayton Gavin) and Johnny Polygon (as John Armour)
Performed by DJ Green Lantern (as The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern) and Dead Prez, featuring Johnny Polygon
Produced by DJ Green Lantern (as The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern) for Future Green Entertainment Inc.
Courtesy of Invasion Music Group LLC
Dead Prez appear courtesy of Boss Up, Inc.
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Draws you in
8 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Draws you right in from the start, builds tension to a climactic point late in the film. In the middle, you get to absorb a lot of NYC atmosphere which somewhat compensates for the formulaic nature of the film. You've seen it all before, there's no new ground, but its done in a way that will hold your interest.

Grim, adult movie themes highlight only the heavy issues that burden cops in this big city.

Cheadle, Hawke and Gere all develop very burnt-out, empty looks in their eyes that help make this film more believable than it really is. Lives have fallen apart (the personal lives of these cops). The script makes it clear that the job is rough on cop families, it makes this point almost to the point of overkill.

The women of this film are resigned to the belief that "its a man's world". They have bought this belief system almost totally. And yes I include Ellen Barkin's middle-aged super-boss-cop because she tries to be just like men in order to get to the top of this man's macho cop world/underworld environment.

Gere is subtle, very nuanced and effective in his role. Hawke is incredibly explosive in his role of a man desperately overstrung, or at least in need of a good vacation. Cheadle's mixed-up about-to-snap performance works perfectly with Snipes who gives a fine, mature, theatrical style performance. I'm ready to see more of the mature Snipes as his career progresses.

All the acting here is great and it overcomes the generally "seen it before" nature of the production. This is basically similar to Greek tragedy, so if you view it that way you won'be let down by the relentless grimness that is here from start to finish.

Entertainment value highlighted by enough tension, plus the studied pro performances rate an 8 rating from me.


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