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Tom Ludlow, a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.
Action Crime Thriller - This is a violent, gritty urban crime/action drama in the vein of
Training Day. Keanu Reeves fans will enjoy this change of
pace role, but those drawn in by hip-hop stars Common and The Game
will be disappointed by their very fleeting screen time.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 54 moviegoers:
TEENS:All teens LOVED "STREET KINGS"!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:GREAT REVIEWS! Virtually everyone Loved "Street Kings."
ADULTS: MALES = They really enjoyed this movie. About half truly loved it and the remaining ones enjoyed it very much. Highly Recommended. FEMALES = Much lower reviews than those of the guys. Only about a third really enjoyed it. About half rated it as good/average. About a quarter rated it below average, or lower. Recommended, but only if seeing it with your fella.
Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a veteran LAPD Vice Detective. Ludlow sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews). Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker), Ludlow's supervisor, whose duties include keeping him within the confines of the law and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain Biggs (Hugh Laurie). Ludlow teams up with a young Robbery Homicide Detective (Chris Evans) to track Washington's killers through the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Their determination pays off when the two Detectives track down Washington's murderers and confront them in an attempt to bring them to justice.