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“We Own the Night”: All you need is a cement block and a deep harbor and no one will see this movie ever again

November 25, 2007

We Own the Night

We Own the Night was produced by its two stars Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix. This is a sign that they either wanted to be in a movie together or they want to take their careers firmly into their own hands, or perhaps they believed so strongly in the project that they stood behind James Gray, the writer/director. In any case, after seeing this film, I feel they should no longer be allowed to make choices concerning their careers. While, yes, being belligerently bad, I won’t go so far as saying it’s the worst movie of the year, but it certainly comes off as the most incompetent.

It’s the type of movie in which you can imagine the script italicizing certain actions for dramatic effect…”He walks past, leaving the note untouched…unread, and closes the door as he disappears into the next room.” Oh, the drama! This is an actual scene in the movie and this feels how it was directed, and performed.