Movies directed by David Ayer

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End of Watch

The problem with End of Watch, a gripping police drama, is director David Ayer's stylistic decision to shoot nearly the entire movie tripod-less. Or, to put it another way, there's a whole lotta shakin' going on. Much of End of Watch could almost f...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2012-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Natalie Martinez, ...
Fury

The first thing I noticed was the mud. Even more than the copious blood and violence, it represents the defining visual element of Fury. It's everywhere. Feet are caked with it. Tires and treads churn it under. Roads - if they can be called that - ...

Run Time: 2:14
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, ...
Harsh Times

First and foremost, Harsh Times is a character study of a man whose psychotic dark side is rising up to dominate his personality. However, it's also a look at how war, because of its need to legitimatize killing and turn people into weapons, can r...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, ...
Sabotage

Sabotage, from director David Ayer (the writer of Training Day and writer/director of End of Watch), is a cop-centered thriller wrapped around a whodunit. It also attempts the significant feat of re-inventing Arnold Schwarzenegger now that his days...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2014-03-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, ...
Street Kings

Street Kings has the look and feel of an '80s cop thriller. Despite the predictability of the overall story arc, there's suspense and tension to be found between the credit sequences, but the movie is saddled with an ending that is both improbable...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2008-04-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, ...
Suicide Squad

It has apparently become an old-fashioned notion to believe motion pictures should be grounded in concepts like narrative and character rather than in how loudly the soundtrack plays classic rock songs and how many cuts the director can use in an ove...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2016-08-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, ...