Street Kings (2008)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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An undercover cop, disillusioned by the death of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.


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Director:

David Ayer

Writers:

James Ellroy (screenplay), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay), Jamie Moss (screenplay), James Ellroy (story)

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10 June 2009 | tburke85
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| Street Kings A Decent Action Crime Thriller With Some Flaws
Street Kings is a decent crime thriller with some flaws but the good outweighs the bad. Director David Ayer does an admirable job of making this movie about cops in Los Angeles. The cast are solid in their roles including Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, and Hugh Laurie. Chris Evans shows up for an extended appearance only to be written out before audiences can come to care about him but he still makes the best of his small part in the movie. The same can go for Common and The Game who make brief cameo roles but are believable enough as the characters they are playing which is a good thing. The rest of the supporting cast including Jay Mohr, Cedric The Entertainer, and John Corbett are good in their limited screen time. The action is well executed and the movie moves at a steady pace unlike some others out there. A few flaws the film could've improved on was a little more character development, secrets being revealed too early as to the identity of the dirty cops (dirter than Reeves character anyway), and some real suspense. Despite its flaws though Street Kings is a decent attempt at a crime thriller with some action at a steady pace and solid acting by the cast.

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Release Date:

11 April 2008

Language

English, Turkish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,469,631 13 April 2008

Gross USA:

$26,418,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,476,363

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