We Own the Night Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5251

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 103

Theatrical Release Date: 10/12/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/12/2008

Language: English

Genre: Thriller, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: James Gray

Actors: Alex Veadov, Eva Mendes, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall, Dominic Colon

Plot: Two brothers, who are on completely different sides of the law, are involved with the Russian mafia...but in different ways. One is a night club manager while the other one is a police officer. Which one tries to save who?

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/16/2018

Unoriginal but well acted crime drama.

Rating of
2.5/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/12/2011

WAY better movie then The Departed

Rating of
2.5/4

sapien - wrote on 10/24/2010

From what I can remember, it's a pretty good movie. But then again, I tend to like really gritty movies like this one.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
1.5/4

"We Own The Night" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/19/2012

Joaquin Phoenix plays a nightclub owner approached by his brother who is a policeman in the NYPD to help him investigate a drug dealer. We Own The Night has the heavyweight names and artsy photography to trick the casual browser into thinking that it is an intelligent and insightful piece of film making. Unfortunately, the cocktail of nasty Russian gangsters, dysfunctional cop family stereotypes and bedside vigils is straight out of a Steven Seagal movie. In fact Phoenix's shambling, mumbling performance even reminded me of the kung fu fatso, and by the end when the NYPD hands over a badge and a shotgun to a guy who serves drinks for a living it actually seemed even less credible. On the other hand, at least Seagal films can be so bad they're amusing, whereas this is just …

BryanFury
BryanFury
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

2.5 stars for the movie, 4 stars acting job

BryanFury - wrote on 11/12/2007

This movie really blew it out of the box, acting wise. You can never go wrong having Joaquin Phoenix as lead actor in this dark tale of Guns, Goons and Gold. Step inside the mind of director James Gray into his underworld of cops and gangsters. The movie started out slow, I mean really slow and if you’re not enthusiastic enough you could fall asleep right about the opening credits. It definitely sets you in the mood upon hearing its mellow dramatic theme, reminiscent of the all time classics like Scarface and The Untouchables. I’m not saying it’s as good as them, but it just reminded me of those movies upon hearing the opening music. Like I said it was a really slow pace from the beginning of the movie to the climax. And you also need to listen carefully in the dialogue because …

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