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Street Kings

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

April 11, 2008

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

David Ayer

Starring :

Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Chris Evans, Hugh Laurie, Terry Crews, Common, Naomie Harris, Jay Mohr, Kirstin Pierce, Martha Higareda, John Corbett, Geoffrey Gould

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..well acted enough and spins a sufficiently interesting web to distract from its otherwise obvious problems..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
Review rate : C+

“..viscerally compelling but thematically confused mess..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
Review rate : C+

“..Street Kings isn't boring..”
by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
Review rate : C+

“..more like L.A. Confidential reduced to a board game..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5

“..an enjoyably tough, blood-splattered action drama..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
“..accidentally entertaining potboiler..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
2.5 of 4

“..a wet, red chunk of pulp..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2.5 of 4

“..a movie that likes its cliches, cheap melodrama, and guns..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
3 of 4

“..a good, compelling, violent picture..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Mark Rahner [Seattle Times]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]

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THE INTRUDERS :

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