Street Kings

Street Kings

GREAATTTT!! - amy

8 Points

Viewer Rating:amy has rated Street Kings rating: 4 Star

The first 30 minutes of Street Kings seems like the best cop movie since Training Day. Keanu Reeves plays a hard edged badass who gets the job done, because that's what it really takes, not these nice cops who use nice language. He's realistically and cleverly racist, and takes a beating. He handles the moral police with appropriate sarcasm, making the point that we need this guy, just like we need Vic Mackey. Of course, then he's got to go all conscientious. It's fine if it's a case of boss's orders, but it's not his preferred way. Then you've got somebody good at doing something he doesn't really like. But this is just another dirty cop growing a conscience movie, and then it starts to play as such. It gets very procedural and characters just start listing their own and each other's backstories. This happened because of that and this wasn't exactly what you thought it was. Whatever, we know they can follow leads and solve crimes. There are no real surprises, just the same twists as before, but it gets there fine. Ultimately, it still just ends with the bad guys explaining the whole conspiracy when they think they've won.

Review published on the 12 April 2008 21:59

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