We Own the Night could be based on a true story or could be just an act of fiction. It is hard to tell given the fact that New York City is one of the most corrupt places on earth. It is pretty fun to watch two brothers, who act like complete strangers, go head to head in a battle of right vs. wrong. Of course some shady people are involved which means important characters are going down. These events add to the tension between blood family and mafia family, leading to a very honourable finale that emphasizes what loyalty is all about.