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22nd Apr 2024

A critically acclaimed gritty action thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Simon Kelly

Movies on TV - End of Watch

It’s got a solid 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In the mood for a movie tonight? You’re in luck. There are some excellent choices amongst the movies on TV this Monday evening.

Our pick of the bunch is a critically acclaimed gritty action thriller from the year 2012 – End of Watch.

The David Ayer-directed film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two Los Angeles Police Department officers who work in South Central Los Angeles.

Shot documentary style, the film focuses on the duo’s day-to-day police work, as well as their dealings with a certain group of gang members in the area.

End of Watch has been praised by critics for its focus on cops on and off duty and their relationship with each other. Others have said that the performance from Pena is arguably the best of his career, while Gyllenhaal’s is also among his best.

With a solid 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, the realism and climax of the film has also been lauded by critics and viewers alike.

If you’re into police procedurals of any kind or even just other David Ayer films like Fury or The Beekeeper then this will be right up your street.

You can check out End of Watch on TG4 tonight at 9.30pm.

If End of Watch isn’t your thing, here are some other movies on TV to check out tonight

Grease – Film Four – 6.35pm
A bop-a-minute musical which has gone down in film history and stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as two lovers during a high-school summer romance.

You Only Live Twice – ITV4 – 9pm
Sean Connery stars as James Bond as the secret agent teams up with the Japanese Secret Service to stop the true culprit of a series of space hijackings, before war is provoked between Russia and the United States.

Darkman – Film Four – 9pm
Before the age of the MCU, superhero films had a lot more bite to them, none more so than this early Sam Raimi-directed superhero horror film starring Liam Neeson as a scientist who is brutally attacked and burned by gangsters, who subsequently sets out to enact revenge on those who hurt him.

Funny Pages – Film Four- 10.50pm
The newest of the movies on TV tonight, this 2022 flick, produced by the Safdie Brothers (Uncut Gems, Good Time) focuses on the coming-of-age story of a young cartoonist, who leaves home after the death of his mentor to forge his own path.

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