16 Blocks

16 Blocks

16 Blocks

Crime story / thriller about crooked NYPD cops with great names. Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is a tired, drunk, doggone, NYPD cop who is only given the crap jobs. Now he's assigned the of transporting fast-talking convict Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away... From director Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon).

Along the way he learns Bunker is to testify against Mosley's colleagues – namely police chief Frank Nugent who is top dog in a drug dealing ring within the department. He wants Bunker dead. Mosley’s wise to the corrupt cops because he is one. But he likes this Eddie Bunker see, and when he shoots another cop to save Eddie’s life, they find themselves on the same side of the law.

2006Rating: M104 minsUSA
ActionDrama
Director:
Richard Donner ('Superman', 'Lethal Weapon', 'The Goonies', 'Conspiracy Theory')
Writer:
Richard Wenk
Cast:
Bruce WillisMos DefDavid MorseJenna Stern

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The bedrock of the plot is the dogged determination of the Willis character. Jack may tired, he may be a drunk, but if he's played by Bruce Willis you don't want to bet against him...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A ticking clock scenario and a terrific performance by Willis as an alcoholic NYPD detective make up for the film's occasional missteps and some strange pop culture references...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A solid, bare-knuckle action-thriller from Richard ‘Lethal Weapon’ Donner that avoids most of the genre’s clichés and boasts a commendably dishevelled performance from Willis, as a washed-up NYPD flatfoot dissolving in self-loathing...

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BBC

BBC

Fast-paced, tense and intermittently exciting, Donner's latest will keep genre fans engaged with its polished blend of tried and tested elements. Try as he might, though, he can't make Mos Def's whiny simpleton even halfway likeable, his endless gabble and Rain Man rambling making it all too easy to sympathise with Willis' world-weary hero...

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