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We Own the Night (2007)

We Own the Night

Overview


Genre

Action, Thriller

Release Date

October 12, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

117 min.

Production Budget

$28 millions

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

James Gray

Producer

Nick Wechsler, Marc Butan, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg

Screenwriter

James Gray

Starring

Story


Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has turned his back on the family business. The popular manager of El Caribe, the legendary Russian-owned nightclub in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, he has changed his last name and concealed his connection to a long line of distinguished New York cops. For Bobby, every night is a party, as he greets friends and customers or dances with his beautiful Puerto Rican girlfriend, Amada (Eva Mendes), in a haze of cigarette smoke and disco music.

But it's 1988, and New York City's drug trade is escalating. Bobby tries to keep a friendly distance from the Russian gangster who is operating out of the nightclub a gangster who is being targeted by his brother, Joseph (Mark Wahlberg), an up-and-coming NYPD officer, and his father, Burt (Robert Duvall), the legendary deputy chief of police.

Columbia Pictures' and 2929 Productions' "We Own the Night," an emotional crime thriller about a man who has chosen to hide his past only to discover that he has to confront an inevitable future, takes its title from the motto of the 1980s-era NYPD street crimes unit. Written and directed by James Gray ("The Yards," "Little Odessa").

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a competent crime drama with a heavyweight cast and some standout sequences..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..the film rather bumbles along aimlessly until some guns start going off..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..delivers some of the visceral thrills inherent in the crime-drama genre..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]