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  • Posted November 4, 2010

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    I have to admit, I didn't quite see the twist in this ahead of time, although I ought to have. I will not reveal any spoilers, but overall this movie was pretty good, though a couple of parts were a little sad and kinda shocking. Overall, this was a decently good watch. Check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    And if you like James Ellroy...

    Despite the fact that we are seeing a plethora of 'bad cop' movies, it is hard not to like STREET KINGS by the premiere writer of this genre, James Ellroy. This film is not unique in subject matter, but the pace of the action, the keen directing by David Ayer, and the cast of important and popular actors makes this film well worth watching. Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a damaged person after his wife's 'unsavory death' and he is the take-no-prisoners type of cop who goes after the tough gangsters and offs them rather than arresting them. His boss is Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker) whose unit is filled with corrupt cops (Jay Mohr, John Corbett, Amaury Nolasco, Chris Evans etc). There is brutal activity surrounding a personal feud between Ludlow and Washington (Terry Crews) and during a convenience store holdup, Washington is killed in Ludlow's presence. Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie) is out to pin the incident on Ludlow, but what happens as the death of Washington is investigated throws light on the depth of corruption within the police force. The manner in which each of the corrupt cops is taken out serves as the rapid-fire conclusion of the film. This is a dark film and were it not of Ellroy's storytelling gifts it could seem banal. But Reeves and Whitaker give excellent performances and draw the audience into this putrid vat of cop corruption despite the urge not to watch the deeds. A good action, heavily noir film. Grady Harp

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