The new cop thriller from director David Ayer stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as “a couple of uniformed officers who overstep their bounds when they decide to investigate a drug cartel and end up becoming targets.”
Ayer is known for this type of stuff, having directed films like Harsh Times and Street Kings. He also wrote Training Day and S.W.A.T., so End of Watch is safely in his comfort zone.
To me, it looks a bit generic and not all that exciting but who knows, Gyllenhaal is pretty good in lead roles and I did enjoy Training Day a lot. Hopefully End of Watch will surprise us.
The found footage style offers up something a bit different as we haven’t really seen it applied to this genre but aside from that, I’m not too interested in what we see here.
Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think.
End of Watch opens September 28th.
A powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as young Los Angeles police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol the city’s meanest streets of south central Los Angeles.
Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.