I’ve lived in Brooklyn my entire life, and never have I experienced the corruption that is portrayed in films like “Clockers,” but I guess my neighborhood would not be considered to have any “street cred.” Nevertheless, it is a popular setting for crime films, and director Antoine Fuqua is no doubt aware of this.
His latest film “Brooklyn’s Finest” features a talented cast that includes Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, but judging from the trailer, it seems that a formulaic plot undermines the acting prowess.
“Brooklyn’s Finest” follows the lives of three Brooklyn cops: Eddie, Sal and Tango. Eddie (Gere) is feeling the emotional toll after years maintaining law and order, but luckily, he is one week from retirement. Sal (Hawke) steals narcotics from drug dealers in order to support his family. Tango (Cheadle) is an undercover cop who gets too involved in his cover. Of course, these hardened officers wind up on the same dangerous path even though they all made vastly different career choices.
The trailer gives the impression of a pseudo-Scorsese crime picture and it seems to preserve the profanity and violence of films like “The Departed,” but it also looks like an unintelligent affair, and Martin Scorsese would definitely not approve.
“Brooklyn’s Finest” will be released in theaters on March 5, 2010. It is rated R for bloody violence throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, drug content and pervasive language.
Source: Trailer Spy
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