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Old 01-18-09, 10:44 AM
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Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop drama

Synopsis:
Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.






First film purchased at Sundance, ending may be changed.

Variety review:
Gleefully if pointlessly violent, the facetiously titled "Brooklyn's Finest" ensnares a first-rate cast in a dramatic dragnet for a fugitive moral lesson about street-weary policemen -- whose fates may leave auds not just befuddled, but actively ticked off. The performances are uniformly good, but "Training Day" helmer Antoine Fuqua seems to lack the maturity as a filmmaker to match his casting or his budget.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Wesley Snipes in a bigger budget film with a solid cast that will hit theaters? I'm sold!!!!
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Yeah..I was like WESLEY SNIPES?!?! Also...NoirFan you forgot to mention... the DON CHEADLE
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Also...NoirFan you forgot to mention... the DON CHEADLE
Thread title length limitations forced me to choose between Snipes and Cheadle, and I figured given his fade into obscurity Snipes was the more notable name.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Wesley Snipes?

That makes me uneasy as hell.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Why? He's a pretty damn good actor who hasn't had a break in a long time....
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Yeah Snipes was a good Actor who choose to become an Action star. He didn't mix things up enough after going the action route, thus he started to fade along with van damme and seagal. If it wasn't for Blade he would have went the DTV route sooner than he did.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Not holding out much hope for this one. Antoine Fuqua's films are pretty much guaranteed stinkers.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

I thought that was Omar Little when I first looked at the picture.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Just make the title Gere / Snipes / Hawke / Cheadle. It's not like we'd confuse their names.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

this seems very similar to training day
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Well Omar is in the movie, and I think I would prefer him to Snipes in this role...
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Based on the previews it looks as though Jake decided LA wasn't for him, relocated to Brooklyn, and has since been applying what he learned from Alonzo on that fateful day.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by kstublen
Based on the previews it looks as though Jake decided LA wasn't for him, relocated to Brooklyn, and has since been applying what he learned from Alonzo on that fateful day.


Exactly what I was thinking.

I do want to see this film, I just hope it won't turn out to be this year's Pride and Glory or this year's We Own the Night... hopefully better then those flicks.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Not holding out much hope for this one. Antoine Fuqua's films are pretty much guaranteed stinkers.
Yup. Amazingly enough, he might have actually peaked with Replacement Killers.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

I'm going to go ahead and guess Wesley Snipes ruins the movie
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by anomynous
I'm going to go ahead and guess Wesley Snipes ruins the movie
Always bet on black.

Honestly, if the movie is bad, I doubt it will be Snipes' fault. He probably won't help though.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by jfoobar
Always bet on black.

Honestly, if the movie is bad, I doubt it will be Snipes' fault. He probably won't help though.
Or because he's the weakest link
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

the positive review on dvdtalk actually has me excited for this. love the cast.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

I just saw the film, and it was totally entertaining and exciting, and great performances from everyone - especially Wesley Snipes. Richard Gere was surpringly good as well. Not a good or bad film, just a fair film, but very entertaining...Antoine Fuqua is a very good director...

This ain't no Training Day though - which is a masterpiece.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by toddly6666
I just saw the film, and it was totally entertaining and exciting, and great performances from everyone - especially Wesley Snipes. Richard Gere was surpringly good as well. Not a good or bad film, just a fair film, but very entertaining...Antoine Fuqua is a very good director...

This ain't no Training Day though - which is a masterpiece.
I thought it was decent. Snipes was a waste IMO. It looked like the director did him a favor to get his name back out there but Snipes was mediocre at best. Cheadle and Hawke had the best performances in the movie. Loved seeing a Wire semi-reunion with Omar, Bey and Clay Davis.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Yeah I enjoyed it, much better than I was expecting... It really made me want a Wire movie even more.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Not holding out much hope for this one. Antoine Fuqua's films are pretty much guaranteed stinkers.
This and then some. All his movies are fucking terrible, and "Training Day" is no exception. Overpraised swill.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
This and then some. All his movies are fucking terrible, and "Training Day" is no exception. Overpraised swill.
I wouldn't go that far, but it reminds me of what Seven would've been if Fincher hadn't insisted on sticking to the original ending instead of going for a generic chase & shoot-out like the studio wanted. I don't know if Training Day's ending was changed at all, but it's such a cop-out that it destroys the film.
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Re: Brooklyn's Finest (Fuqua, 2009): Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes cop dr

Ugh, that was hard to sit through. Most depressing movie ever? There was nothing likeable about any of the characters. Hard to get into a movie where you hate everyone on the screen.

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