David Ayer, who has a number of police dramas under his belt as a writer and director, gave us End of Watch in 2012. I don’t think this movie received nearly the amount of acclaim that it deserved. This film starts Jake Gyllenhaal as Officer Taylor, and Michael Pena as Officer Zavala. Both of these actors give incredible performances. I was unfamiliar with Michael Pena before seeing this movie, but I really think he stole the show. Gyllenhaal is great, but Michael Pena’s performance was so genuine, and you can’t help but adore his character. You can read a quick review of the film here and this is a link to the trailer. You can also watch the movie here on Netflix! If you ask me, movies that elicit real emotional responses from the audience are pretty rare. Directors and actors who can generate that raw emotion should be praised. This movie certainly does that, in my opinion. It’s so real and moving.

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This is not your run-of-the-mill police thriller, but it’s also not bogged down with so much drama and emotion that it takes away from the action. I really encourage you guys to check this movie out.

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