April 21st, 2008 [6:04:23]
soliddeal2002: This movie showed me that Keanu Reeves can actually act. Although the plot is thin, the script weak, and the directing over the top, Reeves actually redeems himself from potential oblivion by squeezing every drop of substance out of the flimsy character he was given. Forrest Whitaker...not so much. His character is flat, over acted, and unbelievable. Nonetheless, as an action movie, this film satisfies.
|Instant Classic... Cop Movie Done Right!|
July 18th, 2009 [8:57:32]
RandomK1NG: WOW! is the one word I can think of when describing Street Kings. It combines a little bit of every cop movie we've ever seen and puts it all together to create the BEST cop movie period.
The cast is suspect at times but all of them seem to redeem themselves at different points throughout the movie. (Reeves, Whitaker, Laurie, Evans, Crews, Harris, Mohr, Nolasco, & Corbett)
While some will say that this movie is racist and is a dispicable depiction of the LAPD and it's just a rehash of every other cliche and police movie, but to me that is what makes this movie so strong because it uses all the cliches and puts them together to show us as the audience the rough, dirty, and harsh ways of cops in L.A. and on the streets.
This movie should be a part of everyone's movie collection and should be considered an Instant Classic in "Cop/Action" Genre for years to come.