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Street Kings R

Street Kings
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 16, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.40
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish, French
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Scenes
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: "Street Rules: Rolling with David Ayer and Jaime FitzSimons"
    • Audio Commentary: Director David Ayer
    • Behind the Scenes: HBO First Look - City of Fallen Angels: Making STREET KINGS
    • Bonus Footage: Vignettes (10)

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 203,527
Rating: 3/5 -- A solid contemporary crime drama. Full Review
Austin Chronicle
Oct 18, 2008
Common and the Game score as baddies....STREET KINGS clips along with brutal efficiency...
Rolling Stone
Apr 25, 2008
Everything here is predictable, from the tired plot whose revelations are deeply unsurprising to the gritty dialogue and casual everyday violence of the cops involved. Full Review
Screen International
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 7/10 -- Still, as corrupt cop films go, Street Kings has got its moments, and if nothing else it certainly does entertain. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Mar 30, 2011
Rating: 2/5 -- Last-minute revelations emerge screaming from around the corner like squad cars you heard coming half-an-hour ago, and it all ends with a dull thud instead of a crash wallop. Long after you've stopped caring, it's finally over and out. Full Review
BBC.com
Apr 18, 2008
Swimming in bloody violence, Street Kings has plenty of holes, and it is way over the top. But you also have the sense that the filmmakers are not trying to exaggerate. Full Review
The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Feb 5, 2018
Rating: 3.0/5 -- A lot of reviewers seem to have disliked Street Kings because of its negative view of the LA police, and perhaps the country at large. That is not a problem for me. Full Review
Fayetteville Free Weekly
Feb 2, 2009

Product Description:

David Ayer, who wrote TRAINING DAY, gives us another unflinching look at disillusionment and questionable decision-making within the ranks of the LAPD. Ayer's second directorial effort tells the story of burnt-out Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves), a functioning alcoholic and undisciplined detective with the Special Vice Unit. While so much of this characterization appears resonatingly familiar at first, we soon learn that the character here has been tweaked. While this loose cannon in no way does things by the book, he is also far from playing by his own rules. Ludlow is relied upon by the other detectives in the unit, and by their almost maniacally ambitious Captain Wander (Forest Whitaker), to go outside the law whenever needed. The infractions he is pressured to commit are quickly and uncomplainingly covered up by Captain Wander, while Ludlow and the rest of Special Vice receive accolades for their high clearance rate. Not until one of these cover-ups leads to the brutal murder of his ex-partner (Terry Crews) does Ludlow try to dispel the apathy (and the vodka fumes) clouding his purpose. This procedural melodrama is almost completely internalized within the LAPD, as Vice cops investigate Narcotics cops, who snitch on Homicide cops, and no one talks to Internal Affairs, etc. Crimes are staged, executed, and pinned firmly on suspects with alarming efficiency as the necessary DNA, murder weapons, and fingerprints are then sprinkled around the scenes after the fact.

A study in familiar elements slightly skewed, STREET KINGS provides a satisfying dose of bright, loud, violent police work blended with the right amount of discreetly passed interoffice envelopes to keep the taut intrigue in step with the body count. Little time is wasted on exposition, and the audience's ability to extrapolate is given a great deal of credit as Ludlow's dead wife, substance abuse, and past career troubles are flashed at us briefly, then put away in favor of the crisis at hand.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Gripping performances by Keanu Reeves and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker power this explosive urban crime thriller, in which a veteran cop finds himself ensnared in a deadly web of conspiracy and betrayal. Reeves stars as Tom Ludlow, a hard-nosed detective still reeling from the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, Ludlow realizes his own life is in danger and he can trust no one.

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