Street Kings ★★★½

Engaging from the first minute to the last, this gritty, well-paced film features plenty of effective action sequences and some suspenseful moments, but it is also unexpectedly complex and morally ambiguous. The final act is the weakest part of the movie in terms of plot development; however, the last few minutes do not play out as one might expect. Noteworthy cinematography, especially in the nighttime scenes. The music, while too melodramatic in a couple of scenes, is atmospheric and fits well with the tone of the movie. Keanu Reeves and Chris Evans are really good; Forest Whitaker gives a solid performance and is a great choice for the role; Hugh Laurie stands out in a smaller role. Directed by David Ayer.