Brooklyn's Finest

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  133 min.
Release Date: March 5, 2010
DVD: July 6, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 2.62
based on 95 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Will Patton, Lili Taylor, Brian O'Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Logan Marshall-Green

Synopsis

Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Ethan Hawke) has discovered there's no line he won't cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence "Tango" Butler (Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one of Brooklyn's most infamous drug dealers. With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man faces daily tests of judgment and honor in one of the world’s most difficult jobs.

When NYPD's Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, all three officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn's gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals. During seven fateful days, Eddie, Sal and Tango find themselves hurtling inextricably toward the same fatal crime scene and a shattering collision with destiny.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): John Thompson, Avi Lerner, Basil Iwanyk, Elie Cohn, John Langley
Screenplay: Michael C. Martin, Brad Kane
Official Site: www.BrooklynsFinestTheMovie.com

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  • 2 stars "too disjointed and incoherent...good performances are wasted on a bad script, with horrible direction."
  • 2 stars "AVOID. Despite some good moments, the movie is flat and very uninteresting. A would have prefered a movie only based on teh Don Chaedle/Wesley Snipe characters. A bit of a waste of time."
  • 3 stars "It was what I call a rental ! Was alright"