End of Watch
(Profanity-ridden buddy-cop movie)
If you can stand the record-setting use of the F word in one movie and gross violence, there are a few interesting moments in "End of Watch.”
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are Brian and Mike, the white and Mexican cop-buddies in South L.A. who seem to fit a full season of “Cops” into an hour and 50-minute movie.
We watch most of the action through Brian's hand-held camera and the camera mounted on their police car, which can be a bit irritating at times.
There are a series of vignettes, where the two banter endlessly before encountering domestic disputes, saving children from house fires, breaking up dope rings and uncovering a Mexican cartel in human trafficking, which makes them a target for elimination.
"End of Watch" is not a pleasant movie to watch, and its ending is one big downer. We do get a look at the cops' private lives, as sort of a break from the constant violence and profanity.
Rated a big R, with graphic violence and constant profanity.