Den of Thieves. 2018 130 minutes 9 /10
Gerard Butler & Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson.
Best LA cop movie l have seen since Heat. Plenty of action, but it isn’t overdone. There is a shoot out scene in a street, that is very well done. Butler is the hard-bitten cop, and doesn’t mind bending the rules. The story teeters on the edge of falling into cliche, but every time such a point comes up, the director pulls back, and goes off at a tangent, such as the way he deals with his domestic relationship and what it ends up costing, and the way the crim element is portrayed, getting almost as much screen time as the cops. The soundtrack is also quite atmospheric and captures the moods well.