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Street Kings
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Directed By
David Ayer

Written By:
James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss, Jamie Moss

Keanu Reeves, Hugh Laurie, Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, Amaury Nolasco, Terry Crews, Common, Naomie Harris, Jay Mohr, Cedric the Entertainer, Martha Higareda, Patrick Gallagher, Kate Clarke, Kenneth Choi, Garret Sato, Michael Monks, Aaron MacPherson, Geoffrey Gould, Kevin Benton, Joanne Chew, Angela Sun, Kirstin Pierce, Siobhan Parisi, Cle Shaheed Sloan, Kami Jones, Dennis Nusbaum, Amy Dudgeon

Street Kings (2008)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
March 14th, 2009

Favorite Movie Quote: "How can you shoot a guy taking a dump? I mean, seriously, that's sacred."

The bona fides say this is supposed to be a solid cop movie. Directed by David Ayer, who wrote S.W.A.T., Training Day, and Dark Blue. Screenplay by James Ellroy, who wrote dark Blue with Ayer and L.A. Confidential; and Kurt Wimmer, who penned The Recruit, Equilibrium, and The Thomas Crown Affair. A cast that includes Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie, among others. It has all the elements for a great movie.

Maybe having Keanu Reeves on point is a weakness, but those that don't like him will take satisfaction that he gets his ass kicked early and well. Me, I'm ambivalent, as I did like him in The Devil's Advocate and Speed, but they were a long time ago and I don't think he has matched those performances.

Everybody tries to protect Reeves when his partner is killed, but he just won't let things go. Then they go after him.

At the end of it, Reeves and Whitaker made this movie worth watching.

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