LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Ludlow, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of kidnapped child sex slaves, Ludlow becomes the target of hotshot Internal Affairs captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Ludlow's ex-patrol partner, Terrence Washington, sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Ludlow's presence. Ludlow works his way through the twisted rungs of the police and the deadly streets of Los Angeles for answers that lead to more and more questions.Written by
KGF Vissers (TC edit)
As stated by director David Ayer in the commentary of the film, the character of Garcia was originally going to be a reporter rather than a nurse. See more »
When Ludlow and Diskant are at Grills' house, just after beating him with the telephone book, someone disappears through a door in the background and in the next shot the door moves and closes. If there was supposed to be someone else in the house someone would have noticed and/or mentioned it... See more »
Street Kings A Decent Action Crime Thriller With Some Flaws
Street Kings is a decent crime thriller with some flaws but the good outweighs the bad. Director David Ayer does an admirable job of making this movie about cops in Los Angeles. The cast are solid in their roles including Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, and Hugh Laurie. Chris Evans shows up for an extended appearance only to be written out before audiences can come to care about him but he still makes the best of his small part in the movie. The same can go for Common and The Game who make brief cameo roles but are believable enough as the characters they are playing which is a good thing. The rest of the supporting cast including Jay Mohr, Cedric The Entertainer, and John Corbett are good in their limited screen time. The action is well executed and the movie moves at a steady pace unlike some others out there. A few flaws the film could've improved on was a little more character development, secrets being revealed too early as to the identity of the dirty cops (dirter than Reeves character anyway), and some real suspense. Despite its flaws though Street Kings is a decent attempt at a crime thriller with some action at a steady pace and solid acting by the cast.
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