Street Kings

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 86
  2. Negative: 6 out of 86

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  1. jorge
    Feb 8, 2009
    6
    This movie is okay not the best action movie, but still has some awesome scenes,and it keep's you wondering what will happen next.Acting was okay and the plot was okay it's not worth to go see it in the theater maybe just rent it for $2.
  2. JoyLove
    Apr 13, 2008
    5
    Initially, the story suggested an interesting plot which became somewhat difficult to follow, yet fell into the "star overcomes all" category. I actually dozed off several times and didn't miss a thing.
  3. JayH.
    Aug 14, 2008
    6
    Well made but not very convincing. The film's style is very routine and the movie didn't really have anything new to offer. The acting is good, as well as the editing.
  4. Dec 5, 2011
    6
    I agree that its an underrated film but critics but its not that good. Solid acting and Reeves is a good lead for the film. However the script is really all over the place and it never really hits as it should have, In fact its actually a bit confusing at times because you dont know where they are gonna go with it. Overall, It was a solid action flick but thats about it.
  5. Mar 14, 2013
    5
    A great cast wasted on a tired story and inevitable twist. The film starts out pretty well, but soon descends into cliche and formula. Still, worse ways to kill a couple of hours.
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. "Kings" covers familiar territory but does so with ruthless efficiency, intense performances and a densely packed plot designed to highlight the moral issues that most concern Ayer and Ellroy.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    80
    A brutal look at police corruption that allows director David Ayer and "L.A. Confidential" author James Ellroy to pool their deeply cynical insights.
  3. 50
    Ayer's grim police thriller mostly plays as one long dick-measuring competition. You sense that an infinitely more complex drama exists within the film's grasp, but no one bothered to stop guzzling the testosterone long enough to find it.