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2000s, Drama - Gangland, Uncategorized

We Own the Night

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script James Gray
Director James Gray
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall
Elevator Pitch In crime ridden 1980s New York two brothers are on opposite sides of the law, one is a police officer, the other is a nightclub operator and their father is chief of police. When the brother in the police is shot down the other must decide where his loyalites lie, but can he survive the change?
Content Scenes in nightclubs and police stations. Some family gatherings, an impressive car chase and some sudden and unpleasant violence. Just a bit of nudity (the content advisory person saw more than I did) and at least one implied sex act. The film is based on the purchase, adulteration and distribution of drugs.
A View A slow start belied a more exciting second and third act. As observed by many critics this was just a bit derivative. It’s not the first time brothers have been on different sides of the law. Pretty low budget but it made money.

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