We Own the Night

Two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Beyond their differences lies loyalty.


We Own the Night
Set in New York during the 1980s, this is a tale of a family divided by the law. Dad is a senior cop, and one son is also a cop. The other son runs a popular nightclub, which is used by the Russian mob for selling drugs. As the police decide to crack down on the drug trade, it's only a matter of time before one son finds himself on the wrong side against his brother and dad. Complicating matters even more between the brothers is the nightclub owner's exceedingly hot girlfriend...

116 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.
No, you CAN
No, you CAN'T have my girlfriend!

Credits

Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Dominic Colon, Danny Hoch
Director
James Gray
ScreenplayJames Gray
MusicWojciech Kilar
CinematographyJoaquin Baca-Asay
EditingJohn Axelrad
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced by2929 Productions, Industry Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityMild, once
SexStrong, once
ViolenceStrong, frequent, high impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsStrong and frequent druge use.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconOverall the film is pretty cool.
10
Die Burger
Francois Blom quote iconBaie drama, min aksie.
10
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconWeighty emotional scenes.
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconA high-voltage film that plays havoc with the emotions and keeps suspense and interest on the boil until the final frame.
16
24.com
Christina Carstens
5
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconA solid, rather uninspiring police thriller, We Own The Night tackles familiar manly issues of loyalty and brotherly love, with added gunfights.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is an atmospheric, intense film, well acted, and when it's working it has a real urgency.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWe Own the Night offers effective drama and enough suspense to ensure that audiences will stay put until the end credits roll.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconJames Gray's pulverizing crime drama is unafraid to put its passions right out where it's easy to mock them.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconWe Own the Night isn't different, polished, or good enough to stand out from the crowd, regardless of what era in which it exists or tries to emulate.
8
Metacritic.com
33 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
122 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBland characters, clichéd dialogue and rickety plotting.
11

What the People say

Internet
5768 Netizens quote iconAwesome movie but don't expect to see an unofficial Departed sequel
15

Average .. 59%

12




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