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  1. 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.

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

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

  3. Filipe F. Coutinho'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/

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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

    A bit dissapointing after seeing the brilliant "Two Lovers"

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

    James Gray's films are so fucking powerful!

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

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

    Way too mellow in the end, but i really liked the movie overall. Phoenix is great and thank god they didn't give Whalberg too much screentime to fuck it up! Some tense shit going up here!

  15. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film We Own the Night

    James Gray is one of the best american filmmakers of the recent years. I love Little Odessa and Two Lovers, but this is my favorite movie of his body of work.

  16. Liam Peters's rating of the film We Own the Night

    A sensatonally staged, rain-drenched car chase notwithstanding, We Own The Night is an utter mess of a film. Lacking real tension, the film suffers at the hands of Gray's pointless script, Phoenix's dribbling mess of a performance and a real waste of some talent in smaller roles. When a film makes even one of the greats in Duvall look ordinary you know something is wrong. Tedious and utterly disappointing.

  17. S Campbell's rating of the film We Own the Night

    A hark back to the days of gritty 70s thrillers director James Gray is fast beoming a director who makes interesting films which slip under the radar

  18. Jose Sarmiento Hinojosa's rating of the film We Own the Night

    When Eastwood dies, Gray will be the last american hope. At least in hollywood.

  19. Ulrich JARLØV's rating of the film We Own the Night

    Cop films bore me - even the so-called classics. And "We Own The Night" does nothing to change that. It does, however, have a phenomenal opening: Phoenix fingering Mendes to one of the best songs of the 70s, Heart Of Glass. You can't beat an opening like that, that's a bold way to start your film. The car chase scene in the rain stands out as well...

  20. Leilani Holmes's rating of the film We Own the Night

    An incredible film with a point of view shift that rocks the moral compass of the viewer, and is furthermore, beautifully shot, edited and scored. It certainly scored with me.

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