16 Blocks
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A hard-drinking, hard-living cop assigned the task of transporting a small-time criminal to the nearby courthouse finds that a simple, 16-block drive can be the longest ride of his life in director Richard Donner's urban action thriller. Hung-over, has-been cop Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) has seen better days, and all that the force expects out of him these days is to stay out of trouble while he's on the clock. Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m., and it's up to Mosely to make sure that Bunker makes it to the courthouse in one piece -- a job… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A happier surprise is the smart work of director Richard Donner: 16 Blocks is all jumble and jangle-crowds, snarled traffic, and discordant car horns."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"I thought this film is one long corny cliché."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Told in nearly real-time 16 Blocks stops and starts, putting in buffers for decent character moments between Jack and Eddie. It's necessary to understand why they do what they do, but it makes what they're doing occasionally dull."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"At its heart, this is actually an excellent film. But, as filmmakers seek to escalate the big action, believability suffers severely."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"The action is fast paced and the story throws in a couple of twists to keep you on your toes."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Clunky, solid, enjoyable."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Hiding among all the uniforms and bullets, it turns out, is an actors' movie, and two actors more than capable of hitting their marks."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"16 Blocks is a good watch thanks to the performances of Bruce Willis and Mos Def."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"There's a fine line between old-fashioned and cliched."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"El oficio del director Richard Donner convierte a este policial de rutina en un digno entretenimiento. Ni más ni menos."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Willis and Def -- funny even if he overdoes the whiny shrieking -- are a terrific team."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Another urban action thriller that's better than some, worse than most and so forgettable that it's possible to forget it while watching it."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"B-movie done with shrewd aplomb"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The most high-octane action-- pyrotechnics, fisticuffs, gunplay, car crashes, back alley dashes and fire escape leaps-- ever crammed into a pressure-cooked chase lasting less than a mile."
‑ Kam Williams, Bean Soup Times
"Willis and Def are wonderful...Donner (Lethal Weapon) unleashes a tight, effective yarn"
‑ Clint Morris, Brag Magazine
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