Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)

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Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)
  • Time: 140 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes

Storyline:

In Brooklyn, amid drug deals, violence, casual racism, poverty, housing projects, and corrupt cops, we follow three officers: Tango, African-American, working undercover, believing he’s earned a promotion to a desk job but told he has to set up the bust of an ex-con who saved his life; Sal, who’ll commit murder to get cash to buy a house big enough for his family; and, Eddie, the precinct’s oldest beat cop, a week to go before retirement, assigned to mentor an earnest rookie. Can this end well for any of the three?

One review

  • “Brooklyn’s Finest” is packed with excellent performances. Don Cheadle, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke and Gere are each at their best as they show us the lesser known side of the lives of a police officer. This cop drama is a derivative mixture of movies of the same type from the past. It’s certainly not a bad movie for its genre, the movie’s biggest problem is that it’s unoriginal. With a cast this strong, this movie should have been much better. It doesn’t offer enough quality action moments to keep you interested, so I cannot really recommend it.

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