We Own The Night (DVD)

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We Own The Night (DVD)

Director James Gray (THE YARDS) posits two distinctly different brothers--Joseph (Mark Wahlberg) and Bobby Grusinsky (Joaquin Phoenix)--as the central...

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Excellent

ProFilming techinques, great storyline, excellent sou...

ConsNot for the faint hearted

** We Own The Night **- May contain spoilers!! Director- James Gray Produced by- Joaquin Phoenix Edited- John Axelrad Distributed by- Universal and Colombia Pictures Runtime Time- 117min Certificate- 15 Released- Dec 14 07 Genre- Crime/ Thriller/ Gangster < Narrative > Set in 1988-1989, We Own...

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Super

ProExciting, involving, excellent action, decent stor...

ConsViolent and bloody

Some men are and some men want to be We own the night was the New York Police’s catchphrase in the 1980’s, it sounds more like it should belong to Batman or some moody boyband, but nonetheless it was painted on cars and it gave the citizens of the city a feeling that the good guys were in control...

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Excellent

ProGreat plot and direction

ConsDrags a bit

James Gray is a relative unknown in cinema. As a director, he has four films under his belt. We Own The Night is the third. As a writer, he has the same four films. It is quite a feat for someone to be the writer and director of the same film, but to do it four times over is nothing short of...

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“Don't Own It”

published 01/04/2008

ProA solid ensemble.

ConsPedestrian direction, steerotypical characterisati...

Two brothers stand on opposite sides of the law. For Bobby life is one big party; dating the beautiful Amanda and managing the successful El Caribe nightclub in New York's Brighton Beach. Its Russian owners treat him like family and he has ambitions to create an entertainment empire. Meanwhile...

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Excellent

ProAn excellent cast, great script and decent directi...

ConsPerhaps a little too intense in places, not really...

As the top boss of a huge New York club in the late 80's Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) seems to have everything going for him. He has a gorgeous girlfriend (Eve Mendes) and everyone loves him, including his Russian boss. He does however have one secret, his father (Robert Duvall) is the Chief of...

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Excellent

“We own the (violent) night”

published 27/11/2007

ProGood plotline and characters

ConsRather graphic for its 15 rating

I saw this film at the cinema a few weeks ago. I'm not going to go into huge depth about who is in this and all that stuff - you can find that on IMDB if you want it. The film is about 2 brothers who as the movie starts are somewhat on opposite sides. Phoenix is the successful nightclub manager...

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Director James Gray (THE YARDS) posits two distinctly different brothers--Joseph (Mark Wahlberg) and Bobby Grusinsky (Joaquin Phoenix)--as the central characters in this crime-infested thriller. Joseph and Bobby inhabit two conflicting worlds in late 1980s New York, the former becoming a cop and the latter running a nightclub. Bobby spends his evenings in a den of iniquity, indulging in drugs, alcohol, and gambling, and his attractive girlfriend Amada (Eva Mendes) is never far from his arm. Their two worlds meet when the father of the two men, Burt (Robert Duvall), who is also a cop, gets together with Joseph to ask Bobby for information about a patron of the club named Vadim (Alex Veadov). Vadim is the nephew of the club's owner, and also a dangerous member of the Russian criminal underworld. Bobby sides with Vadim, and the tension in Gray's brother-versus-brother potboiler reaches melting point as Joseph goes after both his sibling and his Russian foe.<BR>Wahlberg, Phoenix, and Duvall all deliver high-calibre performances throughout, and Gray suffuses the plot with enough twists and turns to provide a few surprises. New York City is perfectly utilised as a backdrop to the action, and cinematographer Joaquin Baca-Asay manages to get the balance between moody, atmospheric shots and explosive action sequences just right. WE OWN THE NIGHT ultimately resembles an old-fashioned cop film with a little Scorsese-like drama thrown in for good measure, and is likely to gain a following among movie fans seeking retro crime thrills.

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