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Two LAPD cops find themselves on a drug cartel's death list in this gritty action drama from writer/director David Ayer. Patrolling the mean streets of south central Los Angeles, cops Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Michael Pena) intercept a car, confiscating money and guns belonging to a local cartel.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña
1 hour, 44 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director David Ayer
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña
Supporting actors Natalie Martinez, Anna Kendrick, David Harbour, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera, Cle Sloan, Jaime FitzSimons, Cody Horn, Shondrella Avery, Everton Lawrence, Leequwid 'Devil' Wilkens, James 'Pistol' McNeal, Zone, Alvin Norman, Richard Cabral, Diamonique, Maurice Compte, Flakiss
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By T. S. C. VINE VOICE on 22 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
As you may have noticed, the reviews of this film are up and down; some praise it to the nines, others think it's a load of huey! Well each to their own I guess. If we all liked the same things, ate the same food, listened to the same music, talked the same and looked the same it would be a colossally boring world hey?

I had my preconceptions before I watched the film, but very quickly they dissolved and what I found rather than the usual utterly violent, gritty, angry, tough American cop drama, was a film that although about two police officers working in Los Angeles' very dangerous South Central area, known for violent gangs and big drug dealers and murders and violent crimes by the dozen, is actually a bromance, about two friends on the same 'beat' telling jokes to each other, swearing, laughing, being offensive and making sleazy jokes about their women, you know typical guys everywhere, as they ride around their pitch in LA. What happens, and I won't go over the plot or spoil it for you, is they cross serious players and then the film kicks into another gear as they become marked men. Both lead actors in the movie are very good and watchable and convincing, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, who play the cop buddies, and there is an outstanding performance by an actor called Maurice Compte who plays 'Big Evil'; not a guy you'd want to cross in an alley on a light night let alone a dark night!

All in all, a very enjoyable, if violent, cop movie with a difference.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rob Williams on 1 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
I saw a trailer to this movie back a few weeks ago and it must be said it looked all a bit.. ho hum... seen it all before.
The reviews came out and they were positive so I gave it a go, not expecting too much...boy was I wrong!
Filmed almost documentary style, gritty, snappy dialogue from the great two leads (Peria and Gyllenhaal) this is pretty much like a two hour episode of the superb US TV show The Shield.
Not just one of the surprise packages of the year, but one of the standout films of 2012.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Jake Gyllenhaal plays L.A. Cop Brian Taylor, who describes himself as `I am fate with a badge and a gun' at the beginning of the film. He is teamed with Mexican Michael Pena (`The Lincoln Lawyer') playing cop, Mike Zavala. They are the sort of cops that are all guns out but not so gung ho as to be corrupt and through their joint effervescence for the job, they get lucky. That is they manage to hit upon a couple of busts for both narcotics and human trafficking. Whilst this brings them to the attention of the powers that be, it also gets them the unwanted attention of the Cartel, crime lords - who respond reasonably enough, by ordering their death.

Brian has met Janet (Anna Kendrick - `50/50') and Mike is married to Gabby (Natalie Martinez `Broken City' just out) and she is pregnant and he can't wait to be a Daddy. Meanwhile dark forces gather on the L.A. streets where every other word has to involve `fornication with your Mum' type talk or the person talking will not be taken seriously. The gangs are either Black or Hispanic and a turf war is being waged almost non stop.

This quite a good film, and it should be it comes from writer and director David Ayer who grew up on these streets and is responsible for `Training Day', `Harsh Times' and `Street Kings' so he knows his trade. The language is gritty, the violence believable and the plot convincing up until it falls into a cliché of sorts near the end, but it is just forgivable, to say what it is would be a plot spoiler. The sound track is quite good too; I spotted Mazzy Star, Black Rebble Motor Cycle Club and Public Enemy in there along with a load more.

So a well made and acted and actually quite engaging film and I was presently surprised by how good it actually was, a plot twist too much could have ruined it, but in the end it all worked rather well - recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sussman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
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The open sequences are highly paced with a black and white chasing down another vehicle we hear voices and but see no actors until there is a shootout, where the bad guys are blown away. We are then introduced to Officers Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Michael Peña) who are on patrol south central LA. They're cool cops sporting Oakley straight edge sunglasses.

After a compulsory break, due to the fatal shooting of the bad guys there is an investigation that exonerates them of any wrong doing and they return to duty. However, life for these two is never dull - as what should be a routine traffic stop leads to the discovery of weapons and drug money linked to a Mexican cartel, add to this, their apparent bust up of a slave den and narcotics hall - earns our two intrepid heroes the number one spot on the hit list of the same leading Mexican cartel gang.

There are some real mixed reviews for this and guess each to their own, for my part I really liked it. There are scenes of self-documentation in the beginning of the movie, as we see our two cops video documenting there daily routine. On the flip side we have the `Curb-side' gang who seem to be doing the same thing.
The narrative of this tale can be at times seem somewhat preposterous; as this is a top-a heavy blend of action and theatre, The director Mr Ayer pushes this film at a pace, It helps that Gyllenhaal and Peña are likeable and their interactions work very well as they bounce a mix of Cop speak and street slang off each other. Everyone else in this action-man male bonding love feast are purely there for window dressing or they are there to reinforce and contextualise how strongly these guys feel for each other, that includes their significant others. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, flaws and all - well worth a look at the very least.
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