Metacritic Movie Ratings
Brooklyn's Finest Reviews

3.0

43

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    The best things about Brooklyn's Finest are the one-on-one scenes. These are fine actors.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Ellen Barkin provides unexpected diversion in a madwoman cameo as the PD's brassiest brass. But otherwise the clichés keep coming.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Melodramatic and laden with cop-thriller clichés, the story, set in one of New York's toughest precincts, is contrived and inauthentic -- and also grisly.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Here, due in large measure to a highly derivative screenplay, the director allows several reckless, unprofessional cops drive the movie into utter nonsense.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Whatever one may think of the overall style--I think it's ludicrous--Mr. Fuqua clearly wanted his film to be operatic, and so it is, in a tone-deaf way.

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