End Of Watch is a gripping, action-packed cop drama starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. In their mission to abide by their oath to serve and protect, Officers Brian Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Peña) have formed a powerful brotherhood to ensure they both go home at the end of watch.
But nothing can prepare them for the violent backlash that happens after they pull over the members of a notorious drug cartel for a routine traffic stop. Seen from the point of view of the officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, dash cams and citizens caught in the line of fire, a 360° perspective creates a gritty, compassionate and intense portrait of the city’s darkest streets, and the brave men and women patrolling them.
Director David Ayer, who also directed one of my all time favorite movies, Training Day, packs this one with insane chases, a gritty look at the reality of what law enforcement is really like and intense action. Gyllenhaal and Peña both deliver top notch performances that suck you right into the movie and have you believing that they ARE cops who care deeply for each other. Using the ever so popular, “found footage” style, the movie takes you through the streets, station house and lives of these two law enforcement officers that are bound by duty and brotherhood.
Ayers does a good job at mixing extreme violence with suspense and the brutal reality of being part of L.A. Law Enforcement together with moments of humor that make this movie great for a Friday night flick. (Just don’t let the little ones watch, WAY to brutal for their little eyes.)
You can order the movie HERE or stop by your local store to get your copy today.