Jan 29, 2011

Brooklyn's finest, 2009

Brooklyn's finest, 2009
Director: Antoine Fugua
Cast: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke

Brooklyn's finest in short: 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?

Stage: Home theatre

Preps: None in perticular, just the one waiting in the line

Reality: Hmmm, didn't know I would see Gere in one of the pieces ever again. Isn't it ages since he made something? Nevertheless, he's still charming and sparkles my interest.
The movie wants to resemble some of the known movies. Training Day, for instance. Gere being a trainer of a rookie, one week before his retirement. And filtration /going undercover, the famous topic good cops, bad cops, cops stealing governmental money, or drug money. The moral dilemma of standing in front of a pile of a money and being able not to steal it. Whether you are a public person or not, this is a good moral discussion for each with his soul every now and then. I think we have to have a strong will to resist an opportunity when it comes on the path. In this movie, the situation of not being able to change anything in your present life because you lack money, and on the other hand, the opportunity to grab it and as a public person, being obliged not to not only for the moral standards, well, in this movie everything revolves around this. And isn't resolved by the end of the movie. What is wrong and what is right, what are the virtues to be pursued or not and what are the consequences... all this is part of this movie. The three cops are followed in their life stories and their pain - or the ways they want to resolve it. In a good sense. However, the piece will make you depressed, as you feel you cannot fight the system as it is set, especially if you are poor and not being able to do much about it.

My personal rating: 7,0 (it will make you depressed because of its core)

Brooklyn's finest on IMDB

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