Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Sep 20, 2012
    End of Watch is a repellent movie, first for its shaky-cam conceit rendering much of the action incomprehensible, and finally for seeking to entertain viewers through the thuggish execution of a police officer.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Sep 19, 2012
    End of Watch is pure frat-boy fantasy, the video game to Southland's great American novel.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 256 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 75
  2. Negative: 7 out of 75
  1. Sep 21, 2012
    An amazing police thriller/drama film that reminds you of such great cop show oldies like Adam-12 and 21 Jump Street. With deep characters, great acting and superb directing, End of Watch is worth watching. Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. There were racist jokes, a gold-plated AK-47, a man who survives being stabbed in the eye with a knife. There's simply not enough of that in movies. Also, the bad guys were cast well. Big Evil plays big evil very well. Full Review »
  3. Sep 23, 2012
    This film humanizes cops. Excellent movie! The movie contains a lot of criminal trends. It may seem fake to a lot of people but the truth is that what this movie contains in it is reality. When watching this movie people may say "that doesn't happen" the truth is that it does. I will watch this movie again in the next couple of days!!! Full Review »