We Own the NightOctober 12, 2007
A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.9/10 (46,912 voted)
Critic's Score: 59/100
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes
Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test.
(as Elena Solovey)
Russell De Keifer
One family on opposite sides of the law… Two brothers about to collide.
Release Date: 12 October 2007
Filming Locations: Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $10,826,287
(14 October 2007)
(4 November 2007)
Did You Know?
The car chase scene has been shot on an entirely sunny day and the rain had been put in digitally later.
When Bobby and Joe are at the cemetery the train that passes by in the background has American Flags on it's cars. The flags were not introduced on the trains till after September 11, 2001.
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Standing ovation — Not just at cannes
I saw that We Own The Night received a standing ovation at the European
critics screening and premiere at Cannes. Well, I can tell you at the
preview screening I saw a while ago in the US, the audience applauded
enthusiastically as well. The audience was totally into this movie in a
way you don't usually see anymore. Not just grooving on it, but
engrossed. Reminds me of The Godfather not just the movie, but the way
the audience enjoyed it. Only reason I didn't give it a 10 was I don't
give most movies at 10 unless they're like The Searcher or Vetigo.
Again I don't want to give away too much about the movie because I hate
now how everyone knows everything about a movie's plot before it opens.
Let's just say it's both a crime movie and a family drama. A socially
conscious melodrama and a cop story. And it has a couple of great
action scenes. The acting was top notch by Joaquin Phoenix, Mark
Wahlberg (better than in The Departed), Robert Duvall (always good) and
especially Eva Mendes who I've never seen like this before. 9/10