Brooklyn's Finest was a big hit at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and now the official movie trailer for the Antoine Fuqua directed film was released online today, and it's definitely a must watch.
I had the opportunity to see this film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and I thought it was great! I love cop films and if there is an epic cop film, this is it. Here is an a little excerpt from the review I wrote:
Brooklyn’s Finest is one hell of a hardcore cop film. I’m not sure if I have seen anything quite like it before. Yeah, it’s got the whole good cop bad cop thing going, but it goes deeper than that. There are a lot of characters in this movie, and the cool thing is you get to know them all. There is not a character in this film that gets lost in the madness that unravels. They all have a solid story and resolution.
Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Golden Globe®-winner Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke) has discovered there’s no line he won’t cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence “Tango” Butler (Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one of Brooklyn’s most infamous drug dealers. With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man faces daily tests of judgment and honor in one of the world’s most difficult jobs. When NYPD’s Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, all three officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn’s gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals. During seven fateful days, Eddie, Sal and Tango find themselves hurtling inextricably toward the same fatal crime scene and a shattering collision with destiny. The film captures the volatile and deadly world of one of New York’s most dangerous precincts through the eyes of the men and women pledged to protect and serve, as they face the wrenching choices that make them Brooklyn’s Finest.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!