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We Own The Night

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 130 (Apr 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes & Robert Duvall

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include a commentary track with Writer/Director James Gray; the following featurettes Tension: Creating We Own The Night (15 minutes), Police Action: Filming Cops, Cars And Chaos (ten minutes), A Moment In Crime: Creating The Late 80

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22531
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong violence, drug material, language, some sexual content and brief nudity
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/12/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): James Gray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Set in the mid-1980

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.84:1 DVD features desaturated colors and a color scheme that is dominated by golds and browns. The source material is very clean, but resolution can be wanting, with many images looking relatively soft. Black levels are adequately deep, but the image can look somewhat hazy, giving the image a somewhat flat look. Shadow delineation is good, though, with details in the darker sections of the image nicely rendered. Pixilation is not overly distracting and edge enhancement is minor enough to not be problematic. (Danny Richelieu)

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