Danni Starr Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest (TRAILER, PHOTOS)
I am always nervous when I see a really good preview for a movie. From my experience - a really good preview usually means a really bad movie. So imagine what went through my head when I see Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere and Don Cheadle in the preview for "Brooklyn's Finest." Good preview or not, this movie better be incredible. I mean these are A-List actors, clearly my expectations were high.
Just like so many in the movie, get ready to be blown away by "Brooklyn's Finest." Literally from beginning to end this movie is captivating. The title of the movie is really a play on words. The three main characters in the film are cops, but they are far from Brooklyn's finest. We watch these men, sworn to protect and serve, falter under pressure. We see them do horrible things - turn a blind eye to a domestic dispute, steal, show loyalty to a well known criminal, yet somehow we understand them. We understand why.
There is a thin line between right and wrong and this movie will lead you to question how wrong something truly is if it is done by a good person and for a good reason. I was empathetic to each officer's situation. I felt their mental anguish, their struggle and somehow it made their actions more acceptable.
The movie was done so cleverly that even though the main characters never meet, the intricate web of each individual plot seem to fit together and connect. I found this to be one of the most impressive aspects about the movie. I believe this movie will make you appreciate your situation. No matter how bad you have it, it could always be worse. At what cost? This question, prompted by the film, was burning in my mind as the credits rolled. How important is what you're seeking? Important enough to put your family second? Important enough to lose your sanity and will to live? Important enough to lose your life? I love when movies make me analyze.
"Brooklyn's Finest" was a well crafted, thought provoking film with phenomenal acting. Violent? Yes, absolutely, but not enough to overshadow or distract from the main message in the movie. "Brooklyn's Finest" ranks very high on my list of must-see movies. "Brooklyn's Finest" in theaters everywhere Friday, March 5, 2010.
I'm Danni and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between good and bad.
Premiere photos and movie trailer below: