End Of Watch Analysis

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End of Watch Review In the movie “End of Watch”, directed by David Ayer, Officer Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Zavala (Michael Peña) aren’t your everyday ghetto cops. Officer Taylor is filming his police life for the art elective he is taking for pre-law. The numerous hours they spend together in their cruiser, constantly bickering and bantering, has formed a deep friendship and brotherhood. They have even earned the respect of some local gangs by prioritising the rule of the “street” over the book of the law.This is shown in one amazing scene where brave and scrappy Zavala drops his gun and his badge and bare knuckle fights a suspect into submission while officer Taylor just enjoys the show. As stated by the suspect, this is the mark of “real police”. Life becomes more spicy as an everyday traffic stop leads to the discovery…show more content…
There is an obvious tangle of narrative here. Is the audience watching the footage captured by Taylor or a something else? However the mix of street slang and police code provides an insight into the person behind the badge and makes them very likeable people. This insight into their character also makes the things they do for each other and their community much more believable. The flawless acting performance by Jake Gyllenhaal(Officer Taylor) and Michael Peña (Officer Zavala) add to the movie and makes it much more plausible. The finale of the movie keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. The ending is nothing less than incredible. The climax of the movie is frank and rough, and touches the deepest parts of your heart. Overall, “End of Watch” is truly a masterpiece unlike any other crime fiction films. The officers are not heroes- just ordinary men doing their job while making memories. This film leaves us meaningful messages of courage, brotherhood, family, I give this film 4.5/5

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