David Ayer

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Aug 3 2016

Suicide Squad

A film critic’s task is to rate a movie on its strengths and weaknesses. Of course, when it comes to comic book adaptations, knowing the source material can add to the experience, but it can also color the experience for better or worse. Let’s get this out of the way: I know nothing about DC […]
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Oct 16 2014


An unsparingly graphic, sporadically concussive experience that around midway through evolves into an intensely sobering drama before thrusting us back onto the front lines, “Fury” not only exceeds what anyone might have expected from director David Ayer after the awful “Sabotage” earlier this year, but should also be regarded alongside films like “The Hurt Locker” and “Saving Private […]
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Mar 31 2014


David Ayer may well have cornered the market on films about corrupt law enforcement, but his latest effort, the ultra-violent “Sabotage”, feels more like it was made by a first-time director with something to prove than the seasoned veteran behind such absorbing cop dramas as 2008′s “Street Kings” and 2012′s “End of Watch”. With very […]
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Sep 21 2012

End of Watch

(This review was originally published on September 21, 2012 at Reel Film News) I had a strong visceral reaction – well, several actually – to “End of Watch”, which culminated in something of a love/hate feeling for me, stemming perhaps from my inability to get a grip on the film’s direction for more than two […]
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