16 Blocks
16 Blocks (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite strong performances from Bruce Willis and Mos Def, 16 Blocks is a shopworn entry in the buddy-action genre.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I thought this film is one long corny cliché.

Sean Axmaker

It's a satisfying piece of genre filmmaking and an underrated American crime story...

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Clunky, solid, enjoyable.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Hiding among all the uniforms and bullets, it turns out, is an actors' movie, and two actors more than capable of hitting their marks.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Willis and Def -- funny even if he overdoes the whiny shrieking -- are a terrific team.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

16 Blocks is a good watch thanks to the performances of Bruce Willis and Mos Def.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Broken down, washed up alcoholic police detective Jack Mosley is given the mundane task of escorting a witness 16 blocks from the precinct to the courthouse,… More
Lenny Muggsy
Decent thriller, Mos Def struggles as a mentally challenged witness. I would write more but I don't care and I need to take a dump.
Stuart Brooks
A not-bad but not-good thriller somewhat spoiled by they ultra-annoying Mos Def. Who thought it was a good idea for him to spend the entire movie trying to do… More
Cassandra Maples
This is one of Bruce Willis' finest films yet. He plays a tired old cop who is handed the menial task of driving Mos Def, a criminal, who has to testify in… More
KJ Proulx
I think this movie has been overlooked. Nobody talks about it, when they should be, because for whatever purpose this movie has going for it, it makes it's… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>Jack Mosley: [tape recording] "This is Detective Jack Mosley, Shield number 227. I guess this will be my last will and testament. This is for… More