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James Gray United States, 2007

Mike Jempson's rating of the film We Own the Night

Much better than I had anticipated - but then Robert Duvall never disappoints. There have been better movies of a similar ilk - The Departed, Donnie Brasco, Black Mass, Goodfellas - but why is it that in so many American films the concept of tragedy loses out to that Hollywood staple - melodrama? Someone explain to American directors - they are (very) different things.