Brooklyn's Finest 2010 R CC

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(162) IMDb 6.7/10
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In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation. Follow an award winning cast including Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes as they capture the volatile and deadly world of one of New York's most dangerous precincts.

Starring:
Richard Gere, Don Cheadle
Runtime:
2 hours 13 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Antoine Fuqua
Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle
Supporting actors Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Lili Taylor, Michael K. Williams, Brían F. O'Byrne, Shannon Kane, Ellen Barkin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Wass Stevens, Armando Riesco, Wade Allain-Marcus, Logan Marshall-Green, Jesse Williams, Hassan Johnson, Jas Anderson, John D'Leo, Georgie DeNoto
Studio Overture Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The movie is very well done with a great cast.
Sky
As the credits roll your left with feeling the film is just really kind of depressing and pointless, nothing sets it apart from a zillion other cop movies.
Bryan Lambert
This movie starts out quite slow but it eventually progresses into a very good film.
Dr. Feel

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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Terence Allen VINE VOICE on March 13, 2010
Format: DVD
"Brooklyn's Finest" is a remarkably entertaining and well-acted police drama from director Antoine Fuqua, who also directed the also outstanding police drama, "Training Day."

The film focuses on three very different Brooklyn cops over the course of a week. Richard Gere plays Eddie, a hardened veteran just a week away from retirement. He has nightmares, he's separated from his wife, and he's just biding his time until his retirement. Ethan Hawke, the hero of "Training Day, plays a narcotics detective desperate to finance a new home to give a better life to his wife, children, and twins on the way. Don Cheadle plays Tango, an undercover cop, who is so deep undercover that he forgets who he really is, and to make matters worse, he now has to setup a high-level drug dealer who saved his life while he was undercover in prison.

These examples of Brooklyn's Finest are all living on the edge, and they all go over the edge one way or another. The acting from these three is superb. Their performances along with Wesley Snipes as the drug dealer, Brian F. O'Byrne as Hawkes' best friend and partner, Shannon Kane as Eddie's hooker with a heart of gold, and a number of others, make this a very enjoyable, but powerfully sad and tragic film.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Feel on March 8, 2010
Format: DVD
Brooklyn's Finest is about three cops working in different units in the NYC police department, who struggle with the perils of the crime-infested streets, particularly the drug trafficking operations.

Ethan Hawke delivers probably his best performance to date. He plays Sal Procida, a NYPD narcotics officer who's a devout Catholic with mostly good intentions, but is plagued with his own demons as he chases after ruthless drug dealers while struggling to support more kids at home than he can afford on a cop's salary.

Don Cheadle plays the role of "Tango", an ambitious undercover cop working double-duty on a drug sting operation. He's burned out and wants out of the game before it's too late, but he's in too deep and the powers that be on the corrupt police force won't let him escape. Ellen Barkin plays the hard-ass boss lady in charge of the sting operation. She has Cheadle by the balls and couldn't care less about his survival.

Richard Gere plays Officer Dugan, a washed-out, suicidal veteran cop who is just a week away from retirement. His goal (aside from enjoying the services of a certain "professional" whom he likes more than he should) is to maintain his sanity, keep his nose clean and keep his rookie cop partner under control for just a few more days so that he can cash in on his pension with a little pride. But as it turns out, his last week on the job is probably the worst of his entire career.

Wesley Snipes returns to the big screen as the smart, ruthless drug lord "Caz" running the streets of Brooklyn. He's been in the game for too long as well and appears to be losing his "street cred", as he doesn't know who to trust anymore.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Compay on March 5, 2010
Format: DVD
It's been almost a decade since Director Antoine Fuqua treated us to Training Day, and Brooklyn's Finest proves that he still has the goods. While not destined to become the fan classic that Denzel helped deliver, Brooklyn's Finest offers up an excellent cast and an explosive ending.

Don Cheadle, as an undercover cop, gives a terrific performance while continuing to prove himself as one of Hollywood's most underrated actors. It was also amazing to watch Ethan Hawke as a corrupt officer, but unlike Training Day's Alonzo, you really feel his vulnerability. He's thrown into a pressure cooker early into the film, with tension so real that you can almost touch it. If you're a diehard fan of HBO's The Wire like myself, you're going to love the casting of Michael K. Williams (Omar Little) and Hassan Johnson (Wee-Bey) as Brooklyn dealers, and Isiah Whitlock Jr (Senator Clay "Sheeee*t" Davis) as a city investigator. Wesley Snipes gives a great New Jack City throwback performance as drug kingpin Caz. Richard Gere plays the role of a weathered cop to perfection, despite being handed a script filled with one too many police flick cliches.

Brooklyn's Finest starts especially slow, but really picks up steam past the film's halfway mark. The cinematography and directing are both on point, and Fuqua's use of lighting is excellent. Brazilian composer Marcelo Zarvos (Sin Nombre) did a great job with the score, and the rest of the soundtrack fits perfectly (particularly the Busta Rhymes track during a stash house raid). And like The Wire, police bureaucracy is exposed, corruption is revealed, and the streets take no prisoners.

The film gets four stars instead of five, simply because there are one too many cliches, and the "Crash" concept isn't anything new.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sean on February 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
GREAT MOVIE IF YOU ARE A FAN OF TWISTED COP DRAMA YOUR GONNA LOVE THIS.........EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE. OMG
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Girod VINE VOICE on August 19, 2010
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"Brooklyn's Finest" is chock full of great actors, Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke...and with that many names attached the film promises to be pretty good. And that's all it is...pretty good, but not great.

Brought to you by the same guy behind "Training Day", "Brooklyn's Finest" suffers from a "been-there-done-that" feel. The basic storyline follows 3 police officers and how they cope with the day-to-day grind of the job, and how some bow under the pressures where the only difference between the crooks and cops is the uniform.

"Brooklyn's Finest" tackles corruption in the police department, racism, class warfare and a variety of today's ills. And I think that's where it's problem lies. Instead of telling us 1 story really well, it tries to tackle too much and because it introduces so many storylines and elements, none are given the depth they should have received.

Still, this isn't a bad film, it's definately worth a rental, but I don't recommend a purchase as I don't this there is much re-watch value with the film.
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