It’s the end of the line for End of Watch. The ClearPlay Filter Team spent hours developing a filter for the movie, but due to the volume of objectionable material in the film, the filter won’t be released. How much objectionable material? Well, while there was a modest amount of suggestive or lewd material, it was the bloody violence and language that led to the decision. The gritty cop drama, shot like a documentary, has its share of brutal images, and almost 500 instances of language, with 326 F–words (averaging a profanity every 13 seconds of the movie).
ClearPlay In Action!
The plain fact is, not all movies are cut out for ClearPlay. Occasionally, a movie’s content may be so extreme that, ClearPlayed or not, a ClearPlay audience will find the end result too distracting to be enjoyed. End of Watch falls into that category.
Couldn’t I Watch the ClearPlayed version and be my own judge?…
The purpose of ClearPlay is to allow audiences the opportunity to see movies without extreme content such as graphic language, violence or sexual material. Or as my mom would’ve said, “The way they used to make ‘em.” But when a movie is about graphic language, violence or sexual material, creating a filter is sometimes unattainable. I’ve reviewed ClearPlayed movies for several years, and have been amazed at the team’s ability to render otherwise unwatchable movies watchable, even with films I had seen previously and thought, “Let”s see how they handle this one!” So I’m grateful for the movies that do lend themselves to being ClearPlayed, that I can watch with my whole family.
Marty Nabhan— ClearPlayed for your enjoyment
Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use; 109 min; Directed by David Ayer