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Street Kings

2008-06-09 07:26
What it's about:

Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a veteran LAPD Vice Detective, sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington (Terry Crews). But Captain Jack Wander's (Forest Whitaker), Ludlow's supervisor, duties include keeping him within the confines of the law - and out of the clutches of Internal Affairs Captain James 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.

What the critics say:

"It's really kind of a dirty scummy piece of work."
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

"Like director David Ayer's previous movies (he wrote Training Day), Street Kings is about the joy of badass coppery."
Kyle Smith, New York Post

"Don't get me wrong. Street Kings clips along with brutal efficiency, but the plot that sets up Tom for a frame-up is, in critic parlance, a strain on credulity. "
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"If you've seen Training Day, you've seen Street Kings done better."
Tom Long, Detroit News

"Fast action combined with rock-solid characters."
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

"Pic itself is similarly conflicted, glamorizing gunslinging while crying foul over unnecessary force."
Peter Debruge, Variety

"The structure is in place - the latticework of corruption - only there are so many scurrilous men pulling strings that we might be watching a parade of nasty puppets, with Keanu as the chief wooden devil doll."
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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A veteran LAPD vice detective sets out on a quest to discover the killers of his former partner.

Eugene 2008/04/28 6:11 PM
Kak Its a kak movie
John Black 2008/04/30 5:50 PM
Keanu is back, or Not! I will neva look at Keanu the same again, he is still NEo and the Matrix has to be saved
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