5 THE THIN BLUE LINE.SECTION8 | 29/03/2013 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This is one of the most realistically shot cop movies ever. The casting of Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena is brilliant, the banter as they patrol the streets of South Central is realistic and very funny. The chemstry between the two is so good that you feel the danger for them as the go about their duty because you genually like the guys. The film is shot in such a manner, part found footage, part documentary style and to some extent epic city scapes that it totally imerses you in their job. Directed by the writer of the excellent Training Day and the very underrrated Dark Blue the film knows it's subject matter well. It's not about story, it's about situations getting out of control and as the film moves along the sense of dread is very evident. The overall impression of the film is that these cops are working in a war zone and living everyday as if it's your last is a way of life. This is compelling stuff and I was gripped from start to finish.One of the best films of last year.See If You Like......Training Day.Dark Blue.Boys N The Hood.Internal Affairs.COPS.