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  1. Novaday's rating of the film We Own the Night

    Une histoire de flics honnête et crédible. Ca se regarde facilement. C'est propre, carré et net.

  2. philosilentio's rating of the film We Own the Night

    It seems not to be successful, to make a conflation between the ordinary constellation of characters (Brothers-Father-Conflict) and the genre convention of thriller.

  3. Laureen Villamaux's rating of the film We Own the Night

    This was the most boring film I saw in years. Cliché & republican stuff all the way. Vive la police and bravo James Gray. Oh wait i m gonna puke now bye.

  4. azoulay's rating of the film We Own the Night

    Ah les bons sentiments, ah la victoire des bons contre les méchants, si méchants ,si fourbes, si violents et les bons si bons si unis si famille patrie et surtout si bénis de Dieu qui les protègent et qu'ils prient avec ferveur dans leurs beaux uniformes. C'est avec des idéologies de cet acabit que notre monde en est arrivé là où il en est. A retenir, une scène géniale sous la pluie, bravo les cascadeurs!

  5. J. O.'s rating of the film We Own the Night

    Very surprised by this. Passed on it for so long, finally gave it a chance, and voila - a fairly predictable crime-thriller with Hollywood sensibilities, but, set in a fairly unique period with a great lead performance. Not to mention the sporadic bursts of violence that keep the pace lively - and, as action sequences they are brutal and stylish. The final scene, set amidst the smoky reeds, was beautifully executed.

  6. "Mother" Gin Sling's rating of the film We Own the Night

  7. Nina's rating of the film We Own the Night

  8. paul oram's rating of the film We Own the Night

    I was going to skip this - I watched a Wahlberg interview once and he seemed a jerk. This film still deals with the same Hollywood deck of cards for sure, but it has some convincing moments - where the acting trumps the plot (jeeze im extending metaphors now - this review lark he!) and you feel empathy: Joaquin+girlfriend; the car chase. The bond between the brothers is less believable - ja! Wahlberg jerk eh ;-)

  9. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film We Own the Night

    Very familiar material, though what we're asked to feel about said material is considerably less so. Point me to another iteration of this kind of story in which we're made to find the protagonist's becoming a cop *tragic*. The cliche-heavy dialogue is a bit harder to defend.

  10. Pedro Miguel's rating of the film We Own the Night

    This was on TV so I decided to go see what all the fuss around James Gray was about. And... It's wonderfully executed in many ways, I have no complaints really, but i felt bored, it has no magic, i couldn't relate to it, it felt really generic and i felt like i was watching the characters from very far away. Sorry Gray, maybe it's not you it's me. Although I really liked the car chase sequence.

  11. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film We Own the Night

    Is that the best way to start a movie or what?

  12. Jason Callen's rating of the film We Own the Night

    I'd go 3.5. Solid thriller, if a bit melodramatic toward the end. Great car chase.

  13. MarcusArcus's rating of the film We Own the Night

    This is the best cop flick I've seen in a long time.

  14. FFC's rating of the film We Own the Night

    4.5* A throwback to the gritty ‘70s cinema of Friedken and Cimino. It’s brutal, unflinching, muscular, and poetic. I just hope that one day a group of emerging critics looks at Gray the same way Truffaut and co. looked at Hawks and Hitchcock. Full review: https://letterboxd.com/fifeco/film/we-own-the-night/1/

  15. Jake Cole's rating of the film We Own the Night

    The first act has that same epic sweep of the mundane as the wedding that opens The Deer Hunter. The rest mixes Coppola's allegorical, melodramatic treatment of family (albeit on a smaller, more nuanced scale) with William Friedkin's morally confrontational approach to violence. Gray doesn't film action scenes so much as reaction scenes, drawing mood from the response, not the build-up. Masterful.

  16. HKFanatic's rating of the film We Own the Night

    "We Own the Night" is the one post-millennial film I can think of that feels like the kind of crime movie William Friedkin or Michael Cimino could have made during the late 70's. And for that reason I think it deserves to be cherished, even if the screenplay didn't completely sell me on Joaquin Phoenix's transition from sleazy, drug-addled nightclub owner to repentent hero.

  17. Denis Zordan's rating of the film We Own the Night

  18. Daniel Montiel's rating of the film We Own the Night

    At times strikingly effective, this more ambitious and complex than average cop drama gets a little bit bogged down by dull dialogue and some too easy and weird plot mechanics.

  19. Duncan Jones's rating of the film We Own the Night

    No one makes action sequences as moral as James Gray. As in The Yards' hospital scene, this film's set pieces evoke empathy rather than detached suspense, privileging emotion over the fetishising of physical reality. Vicious POVs ground us in hellish isolation while the objective shots deny any succinct sense of space. The car chase is chaotic to the point of producing a serene helplessness I've never felt before.

  20. James's rating of the film We Own the Night

    One of the best titles for a film ever; mysterious, elusive yet somehow universal. The film itself's pretty good

  21. Daniel S.'s rating of the film We Own the Night

    I like the way James Gray patiently builds his imaginary world through his films. He deliberately chooses family circles as an ideal place for tragedy to appear. Here, in We Own The Night, we have two families, two brothers and two fathers. And we have Robert Grusinsky, who changed his name to Bobby Green, desperately trying to find the right place and the right circle. Masterpiece.

  22. Paul Hope's rating of the film We Own the Night

    A bit dissapointing after seeing the brilliant "Two Lovers"

  23. Kenrick Block's rating of the film We Own the Night

    James Gray's films are so fucking powerful!

  24. vordven's rating of the film We Own the Night