Street Kings

Reeves, Keanu

SKU: 024543284918

UPC 024543284918
Release Date 2016-06-07
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 109
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis David Ayer, who wrote TRAINING DAY, gives us another unflinching look at disillusionment and questionable decision-making within the ranks of the LAPD. Ayer's second directorial effort tells the story of burnt-out Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a functioning alcoholic and undisciplined detective with the Special Vice Unit. While so much of this characterization appears resonatingly familiar at first, we soon learn that the character here has been tweaked. While this loose cannon in no way does things by the book, he is also far from playing by his own rules. Ludlow is relied upon by the other detectives in the unit, and by their almost maniacally ambitious Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker), to go outside the law whenever needed. The infractions he is pressured to commit are quickly and uncomplainingly covered up by Captain Wander, while Ludlow and the rest of Special Vice receive accolades for their high clearance rate. Not until one of these cover-ups leads to the brutal murder of his ex-partner (Terry Crews) does Ludlow try to dispel the apathy (and the vodka fumes) clouding his purpose. This procedural melodrama is almost completely internalized within the LAPD, as Vice cops investigate Narcotics cops, who snitch on Homicide cops, and no one talks to Internal Affairs, etc. Crimes are staged, executed, and pinned firmly on suspects with alarming efficiency as the necessary DNA, murder weapons, and fingerprints are then sprinkled around the scenes after the fact. A study in familiar elements slightly skewed, STREET KINGS provides a satisfying dose of bright, loud, violent police work blended with the right amount of discreetly passed interoffice envelopes to keep the taut intrigue in step with the body count. Little time is wasted on exposition, and the audience's ability to extrapolate is given a great deal of credit as Ludlow's dead wife, substance abuse, and past career troubles are flashed at us briefly, then put away in favor of the crisis at hand.Common and the Game score as baddies....STREET KINGS clips along with brutal efficiency...3 stars out of 5 -- The booze-broken future of Johnny Utah is a good look for the film....Reeves thrives.
Cast Graeme Revell (Composer)
John Corbett (Star)
Jamie Moss (Screenwriter)
Alexandra Milchan (Producer)
DJ Muggs (Composer)
Chris Evans (Star)
Forest Whitaker (Star)
Common (Star)
Keanu Reeves (Star)
Jay Mohr (Star)
Lucas Foster (Producer)
James Ellroy (Story)
Naomie Harris (Star)
Amaury Nolasco (Star)
Cedric the Entertainer (Star)
James Ellroy (Screenwriter)
Arnon Milchan (Executive Producer)
Michele Weisler (Executive Producer)
David Ayer (Director)
Erwin Stoff (Producer)
Hugh Laurie (Star)
Kurt Wimmer (Screenwriter)
Game (Star)
Terry Crews (Star)
Gabriel Beristain (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Commentary by director David Ayer Picture-in-Picture-under surveillance: inside the world of Street Kings Street rules: rolling with David Ayer and Jaime FitzSimons featurette L.A. Bête Noir: writing Street Kings featurette Street cred featurette HBO First Look-city of fallen angels: making Street Kings featurette Deleted scenes with optional commentary by David Ayer Alternate takes Vignettes Behind-the-scenes clips Theatrical trailers Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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