We Own the Night ★★★★½

This was my first Gray and I was meh on it back then. Thought it just a Hawks "three good scenes and no bad ones" movie. What a rube.

Great male feelings movie with a great Brando performance from Joaquin Phoenix and truly unique rhythms (that opening!). A man rocked by trauma trading one brand of alienation for another. Great brother dynamic (Wahlberg's reactions sell it just as much as Phoenix's bursts), and Duvall nearly steals it.

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