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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix
Mark Wahlberg
Eva Mendes
Robert Duvall
Directors
James Gray
Screenwriters
James Gray
Running Time
117 minutes

We Own The Night
A Tale Of Two Brothers, but sadly not a very believable one


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We Own The Night

Plot
New York City, 1988. Club manager Bobby Green (Phoenix) hasn’t told his criminal associates that his brother Joe (Wahlberg) and father Burt (Duvall) are prominent policemen. When Joe is seriously injured, Bobby resolves to take up his crusade.


Verdict
This just can’t compete in an arena with the likes of The Departed - which at least makes a point of its contrived storyline - let alone the high watermark set for cops vs. drugs drama by the TV series The Wire.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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