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We Own the Night (Widescreen)

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ISBN13: 00043396225312
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What if your own family stood in the way of everything you worked for? Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has forsaken his name to escape his family and their tradition in law enforcement to pursue his ambitions as a Brooklyn nightclub owner. As he turns a blind eye to the drug dealers around him, he comes face to face with the family he abandoned when his brother (Mark Wahlberg) and father (Robert Duvall) crack down on the club. Now Bobby must choose a side. Is he going to turn informant or will he help run the biggest crime ring in New York history?

Review:

"An emotional powerhouse." Peter Travers Rolling Stone

Special Features:

  • Commentary with Writer and Director James Gray
  • Police Action: Filming Cops, Cars, and Chaos
  • A Moment In Crime: Creating Late 80's Brooklyn

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Grady Harp, February 14, 2008 (view all comments by Grady Harp)
A Plot Threadbare from Overuse

WE OWN THE NIGHT is the quote from the lower portion of the badge on the uniforms of NYPD police family Deputy Chief Bert Grusinsky (Robert Duvall) and one of his two sons Capt. Joe Grusinsky (Mark Wahlberg): the other son Bobby (Joaquin Phoenix) did not follow the family tradition of police work but instead is involved in nightclubs - and yes there is a schism of resentment. Bobby has distanced himself further from his family by changing his last name to 'Green', living with a Puerto Rican girl Amada (Eva Mendes), and bonding to a wealthy Russian family who owns the nightclub where Bobby works - a front for a drug dealing business. Writer/Director James Gray ('The Yards' and 'Little Odessa') has a feel for this underbelly of New York City and captures the 1988 mood of life in the city and beneath the city with style. The problem with the story is that it has been done so many times that it is simply stale yesterday's lunch. Two brothers at opposite end of the family spectrum require a major tragedy to bring them together, and to offer any more information to this fairly thin plot would be a disservice to those who plan to see the film.

The cast is strong, partly because each of them has played similar roles countless times and have the ideas down pat. It should be noted that two of the producers of the film are Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix, probably a reason the film was made... There are some exciting moments and enough surprises and tense times to keep the adrenaline rolling, the smaller roles are very well cast, and one of the shining attributes of the film is the gorgeous Russian liturgy inspired musical score by Wojciech Kilar. It is not a bad film; it is just too much in the same mold as countless other New York police dramas.

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Product Details

ISBN:
00043396225312
Publisher:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Subject:
Feature films.
Director:
Gray, James
Actor:
Wahlberg, Mark
Actor:
Phoenix, Joaquin
Actor:
Duvall, Robert
Actor:
Mendes, Eva
Subject:
Fiction films.
Subject:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Subject:
Police films
Subject:
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Subject:
Nightclubs
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
New York (State)
Subject:
Organized Crime
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Publication Date:
2008-02-12
Binding:
DVD
Grade Level:
R
Language:
English
Media Run Time:
117 Minutes
DVD Features:
Closed Captioned, Color, Widescreen

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