16 Blocks Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6905

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 153

Theatrical Release Date: 03/03/2006

Language: English

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Richard Donner

Actors: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Jenna Stern, Casey Sander, David Zayas

Plot: An aging cop has to escort a witness 16 blocks to his hearing to testify. Unfortunately, a group of corrupt cops want him dead and they're willing to do anything to stop him.
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lapcat01 - wrote on 03/27/2013

16 Blocks is entertaining enough, but the lack of any real momentum prevents it from becoming anything more than a mildly engaging actioner.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/12/2012

Detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is tasked to bring Eddie to testify against corrupt cops. The plot is revealed after more than an hour and the way Eddie talked was somewhat annoying. Action was decent and the conclusion was alright. Bruce Willis was solid. The picture could have had a better soundtrack and supporting cast. Most scenes however show the intelligence of Mosley such as the ambulance and recording his conversation with a fellow colleague. A decent thriller, 16 blocks is a worthy look.

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Snoogans - wrote on 09/15/2011

This movie was just going through the motions. Generic to it's core.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/09/2016

An ageing, washed up detective is given the task of escorting a witness to his courtroom deposition but is intercepted by a cabal of corrupt colleagues intent on stopping them by any means necessary. Richard Donner is a veteran of the mainstream Hollywood action genre and on paper at least, the idea of combining 48 Hours with The Gauntlet seems sound enough. What made those films work however were Clint Eastwood's charisma and a liberal dose of 70s cool and the comic chemistry between its stars respectively. This film fails in both these departments. Far from charming the audience, Mos Def's incessant nasal ramblings serve only to wear on the nerves and although Donner handles the action sequences reliably enough, the plot is so lacking in imagination that it feels like its treading …

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