Brooklyn’s Finest

Did Antoine Fuqua succeed in making another training day?


Did he make a good film?


Brooklyn’s Finest is a 2010 American crime film starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin, a one-time subway flagger from East New York.[2] It was the first film to sell at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, for a sales price of “under 5 million dollars.”[3] The film was released in North America on March 5, 2010.

I like Antoine Fuqua.  Lot of films that work for me. “The Replacement Killers”,“Training Day” , Tears of the Sun (Special Edition, a HUGE personal favorite and a MUST see with Directors commentary if you hanvt yet.), and Shooter (Widescreen Edition). These are all good films. Are they Perfect? Well…no. But they are intense and they are good to watch, I have seen each of them more than once.  Tears of the Sun, I have seen that about ten times. I am proud to say it too.

So…here we are, Brooklyn’s Finest. Everyone acted, surprisngly well. Alot of people would clain these three guys are the mainstays in cinema, but frankly, all of them do quite alot of junk. So I was pumped to see them in a film that made them step outside the comfort zone a little.

One must admit as well, Fuqua has balls to try and take this story on. It had to be tough.  This is a buys plot with alot of ins and outs.  It isnt done perfectly, but its done pretty well.  I think some plot development was sacrificed to let things happen the way Mr. Fuqua wanted.


Other good news…Mr. Wesley snipes made his “come back performance” in the film and it is good.

I enjoyed him.

Look…frankly, I thought Brooklyn’s finest was more entertaining than
The Hurt Locker.

Check it out.