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At Theaters: 3/5/2010 On Video: 7/6/2010
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 20 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549958
Studio: Overtune Films
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The film captures the volatile and deadly world of one of New York’s most dangerous precincts through the eyes of the men and women pledged to protect and serve, as they face the wrenching choices that make them Brooklyn’s Finest.
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Action Crime Drama - This is a very dark and violent crime drama following three interconnected stories. All the big names have about equal screen time in this ensemble piece. The target is younger adult males.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Richard Gere AMELIA, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, THE HUNTING PARTY
Don Cheadle HOTEL FOR DOGS, TRAITOR, TALK TO ME
Ethan Hawke DAYBREAKERS, FAST FOOD NATION, LORD OF WAR
Wesley Snipes BLADE TRINITY, UNDISPUTED, BLADE II
Director: Antoine Fuqua SHOOTER, KING ARTHUR, TEARS OF THE SUN
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
About The Casting
Brooklyn, The Projects And A New Opportunity
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, over 30 S-words, 4 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Numerous bloody shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco, plus cocaine and marijuana.
ACTION: Chases and gunplay.
COMEDY: None
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Brooklyn's Finest has a more compelling second half, but is the payoff worth the investment? That's questionable, and the answer may lie in how enamored one is with the genre. Fuqua's portrait of Brooklyn is brutal and gritty; if only his characters were as vivid.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good The lives of the three cops intersect through a series of coincidences and inevitabilities, and I think we become a little too conscious that they're being guided less by chance than by a screenwriter. The film has a basic strength in its performances and craft, but falls short of the high mark Fuqua obviously set for himself.

USA Today Full Review
Average Brooklyn's Finest is more like Hollywood's Most Heavy Handed. Melodramatic and laden with cop-thriller clichés, the story, set in one of New York's toughest precincts, is contrived and inauthentic — and also grisly. The performances are not the problem; the overall story is.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 53 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
7
About 50/50
71%
13-19Teens (F)
3
About 50/50
33%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Low
0%
30+Adults (M)
16
About 50/50
69%
30+Adults (F)
22
Fairly Low
41%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
TEENS:Very mixed reviews from both males and females. Too mixed to be of any help predicting if you will enjoy it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:About half the males enjoyed "Brooklyn's Finest." The rest rated it below average. The one females didn't enjoy it.
ADULTS:Half the males enjoyed it very much. Another quarter rated it average. The rest rated it below average. The female reviews are worse. Most only rated it average to below average. Somewhat recommended for the guys but not the ladies.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.

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