Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are a new breed of L.A. cops in End of Watch, writes Alison Willmore for MovieLine, and they're facing a new breed of enemy.
The two spend much of the film winning the audience's heart, bantering back and forth likably while filming themselves and each other for Brian Taylor's (Gyllenhaal) film class. While they patrol a poor section of Los Angeles, more often than not the people they run across are sympathetic and complex characters.
That's not true, however, for the shady drug cartels the pair face off with in the film.
See the review at MovieLine.