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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 Martin
September 25th, 2009

Warning - Plot spoilers ahead, but only because this movie is seriously straight forward and predictable anyway!

"Street kings" is pretty much like the hundred other cop movies there are out there. Theres corruption, the lead characters partner is killed, the lead characters lost someone in his life besides this, and is of course a police officer who doesn't play by the rules to get the job done. The only difference here being, that he is encouraged to take this to the extreme by his superiors.

The main character is played by Keanu Reeves, who is just as dull as he ushually is, but his performance is perhaps overshadowed by the many better ones there are throughout the movie, including the always reliable Forrest Whitaker, and an actually pretty good Chris Evans. Hugh Laurie though, is continuing to do the best American accent he can, which i can't realy figure out is good or bad, considering hes winning awards for doing it in that "House" show he does.

The script isn't the best, plagued with lines like "hes one of our best, he bleeds blue" and "whatever you think you want to do, you DON'T want to do!" This makes "Street kings" unintentionally hilareous and it doesn't help that most of the lines are delivered by a blank faced Reeves.

Was realy struggiling to get anything out of the movie in the middle parts although the beginning and end are probably the most promising parts of the film. Overall, it is pretty bad, but not realy terrible enough to warrent a lower rating. Its like it knows its a forgettable movie, and is despretly trying not to be.

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