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As a military guy myself I usually scrutinize action/combat scenes in movies to see what they get wrong. Aside from a few things regarding nomenclature and descriptions, the action scenes were not too bad. I read one critic say the director tried hard to duplicate the bank robbery shootout scene from 'Heat,' and I'm here to tell you the final shootout scene in 'Den of Thieves' does indeed rival, if not surpass it (sorry Michael Mann). The acting is also not bad. All-in-all I gave it a solid 4☆'s
1st off the naysayers are idiots. 2nd the combat scenes in this movie are the best I know of and far as that's how your supposed to perform in Combat! From cover fire to bounding overwatch they nailed each and every maneuver. This is the ONLY movie that has combat in it that I can watch without screaming at the tv that they're doing it wrong! Could use clips of this movie to train soldiers in Basic Training!
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Surprisingly one of the better movies I've seen in awhile, with a well written twist of plot there towards the end. Also, the last 30 minutes of the film, starting with the traffic shootout, was one of the best action scenes in recent cinema. Watch with a solid audio setup, you won't be disappointed.