Review: End of Watch (2012)

‘Once upon a time in South Central’ states the slightly pretentious opening title card, in David Ayer’s found-footage action drama. A more accurate subtitle might be ‘The LETHAL WEAPON Project’, being a mostly by-the-numbers tale about two LAPD officers who bite off more than they can chew when they start sniffing around a drug-pedalling gang. Its only innovation is to present the story as if it had been recorded by the lead characters, and even then it drops that approach after a while, mixing in some Bourne-style shakycam action so that things stay intelligible.

Full review: End of Watch | TAKE ONE

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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