Complex film critic Ayo! Scott can't be bothered with screenings, so he's reviewing movies based on the trailer alone.
A grizzled, hard-drinking veteran cop (Richard Gere) on the brink of retirement who desperately wants to close one last case—of scotch. A broke cop (Ethan Hawke) who steals money from crime scenes to cover the cost of a new house—and his back tattoos. An undercover cop (Don Cheadle) who's in deeper than even Omar Epps in In Too Deep and feels weird about arranging a dope deal that'll take down his friend (Wesley Snipes), whose awesome Fila track suits would rot, unused in a corrections office somewhere. Ahem, ahem, ahem. Sorry, Ayo! Scott just had to clear his throat after putting on his movie trailer voiceover rasp.
Sounds like a great dirty cop crime thriller, but what the fuck does any of it have to do with the shooting death of Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace? With a title that references Biggie's first collaboration with Jay-Z, director Antoine Fuqua's flick clearly, in no uncertain terms, promises to finally close the book on his long unsolved murder—or at least retell his life story without miscasting Marc John Jefferies as Lil' Cease, and maybe with even more gratuitous Naturi Naughton titty shots. Alas, it was all a dream. (Or a ruse. Or a hoax. Or a bamboozling. Ayo! has to Google those definitions to tell you which for sure.) Brooklyn's Finest is only focused on a bunch of police, who apparently had nothing to do with the rap legend's drive-by slaying. WTF! It's not like Biggie loved po-po so much that he'd rather watch a movie about their corruptions than one which solves his murder! So sure, Fuqua's latest is fine. But the finest? No. Check out the trailer for yourself below to see what Ayo! is talking about...
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