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Plot: Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must… Runtime: 102 min Release Date: 03 Mar 2006
I wasn't entirely sure this movie would stick out from the rest but I chose to go since I had nothing else to do. Hell am I glad I was bored. 16 Blocks is a wonderful thrill ride with lots of action/suspense and mild comedy. Any Bruce Willis fan would love this like they did Hostage. Willis plays Jack Mosley, a drunk/hungover cop that seems to have lost his touch. He gets all the scrap jobs that no one wants and one of these jobs brings him straight to Mos Def who plays Eddie, a very hard to understand, very talkative guy who has apparently witnessed something and is due to testify at 10 <more>
sharp. It's about 2 hours until he has to be at the court house which is 16 blocks away and a hell of a lot of cops standing in the middle. Mosley doesn't entirely know what to believe, the kid or his ex partner of 20 years but he puts his faith into the kid and the thrill ride begins. Hands down the best dirty cop film I've seen in a while.
I think one of the few actors who continually improves his acting with every movie is Bruce Willis. In this movie, he is a NYPD detective entrusted with bringing a witness to the courthouse, who is in jail only 16 blocks from the courthouse. His superior promises Bruce overtime. So, Bruce, who is half drunk from drinking a bottle in his last assignment and who has stayed up all night, reluctantly agrees to pick up the witness. I will not spoil the fascinating plot that ends up with Bruce shooting two policemen and being almost executed by his fellow cops. But, police corruption has always <more>
been a danger, in all societies. For example, the film Serpico concerns such corruption in the same setting of New York City. It is truly hard to be a policeman in an urban center, and my heart and prayers go out to the NYPD dedicated public safety workers. But, there is always that temptation for some to abuse their power and position and go to the "dark side." And, surely the temptation to eliminate an inconvenient witness to a crime by policemen, for example, is only too real. Bruce is utterly believable in his role and comfortable in his borrowed skin. If Bruce doesn't win an Academy Award for this role, Bruce will never win one. The black supporting actor, Mos Def, who talks like Mike Tyson, is remarkable, too. The photography is brilliant, with many superb closeups and action sequences including a sequence with a New York City bus that brings back memories of Keanu Reeves in Speed. This is truly a stunning, thrilling, and touching film, that should be required viewing for those interested in a career in Criminal Justice.
Richard Donner is back with one of the best police dramas of all time.Bruce Willis is back too, with the role of his career. Forget Willis's past. This is his magnum opus. He plays that character he's played so many times before only this time he knows what works and what doesn't. His performance alone is worth watching this movie. He plays the old washed-out, alcoholic cop that finds a chance to redeem himself and takes it. This is the equivalent of Clint Eastwood's role in 'The Unforgiven'.Mos Def is excellent too. He shows real maturity and control over his <more>
performance. David Morse is the icing on the cake. He plays the villain you hate to love. His performance is worth an Oscar for supporting role.The harmonious combination of all these elements is because of Richard Donner being behind the camera. Of course he has done the 'Lethal Weapon' series and with '16 Blocks' he gets the chance to show the dark side of police stories. The most important element in the movie is the sense of realistic intensity, projected by Willis' outstanding performance.Seeing Steve Kahan in the movie made me feel warm inside. I wish Richard Donner would make films more often.
Oustanding Performances by Bruce Willis and Mos Def (by jennifer_lenz)
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 court. Little does he know, he winds up running into very much trouble. Although one might think that this movie cannot be suspenseful because it takes place within the radius of 16 blocks, many twists and turns occur which make it very interesting. Mos Def also delivers an outstanding performance through the use of his accent and his hilarious anecdotes throughout the movie. He adds a lot of depth to his character and to the movie as <more>
a whole. Thus, the audience is able to sympathize with him. Overall, this movie was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great fast paced thriller.
I Saw this Movie and was happy with how it came out. A good movie definitely worth seeing. a lot of action, tied in with a lot of twists. In that sense i mean you go "oh hes about to get caught" when the unexpected comes up. Was good acting as well all around, Bruce Willis made a fine Hero, or anti hero if you could call him that. The beginning started off fast and the ending came on slow. in my opinion the way a movie should come on. About the pg13 though, F bomb was dropped once twice if you count a replay of it saying The musical score also did a nice touch to the scenes. <more>
Dropping to low sad tones when death is about to occur, and jumping to a pulsing drum run when escape is occurring. Overall i give an 9/10 as very little was wrong if anything at all. I mean as a matter of fact besides maybe length or questionably of motives, i would say there is no problems at all found in the movie.
I haven't seen a movie in years that would be able to touch me as deep as this movie did. Here you won't see piteous freaks or ill children. Just two adults: one elderly white cop and one young black guy even not really a criminal . But I'd never believe how touching one action-packed day of their lives can be! There are dozens of a-cop-and-a-criminal movies like this but they are all not nearly like this! They are stupid and I never liked that kind of flicks. This movie is splendid. It really should be something to make such a fantasy/sci-fi fan like me to like a criminal drama <more>
not really a drama, read further . Maybe the very idea of the film is plain, maybe the plot has somewhat unrealistic turns who proved that real life hasn't? but the characters and their behavior is so real, full of senses and inside thoughts that their acting touches the very soul! And the thing I really loved: unlike many "high art" movies this one ends realistically WELL because, maybe I am too naive, God is kind and life is not a movie. Such a movie ends well: it was really a kind surprise for me! My bow to the director, he's genius. The actors as well. Someone is still able to shoot truly remarkable movies.
Lethal Weapon" series director Richard Donner and wisecracking action-movie icon Bruce Willis shift down from the high-octane crime film spectacles that made their reputations for a thriller steeped in mortality and redemption. And lots of guns. Willis plays NYPD burnout Jack Mosley, a detective shuffling through his job with equal parts apathy and inebriation. At the end of a long night shift, he's handed the "nothing job" of escorting small-time loser Eddie Bunker Mos Def from lock-up to courthouse. The loquacious Eddie actually is the star witness in a grand jury <more>
indictment against a corrupt cop that, apparently, could reverberate all the way up the chain of command. And sleepwalking Jack is the patsy in a conspiracy of fatal witness tampering led by his patronizing former partner David Morse , a coolly duplicitous cop with a Mephistophelian air.It's hardly a new story and Richard Wenk's script doesn't add much to the redemptive drama as Jack is roused from his moral coma and takes on what seems like the entire police force to get his man to the court alive by his 118-minute deadline. The lean plotting, however, discards the cute twists and physics-defying superhuman feats that pepper so many American action films for a more down-to-earth drama. The real-time countdown provides tension and momentum and the physical repercussions of each violent collision gives it a semblance of credibility.Willis is a long way from "Die Hard" here, playing the very vulnerable Jack with desperate determination and a panic barely held in check. And if Willis and Def lack buddy-bonding chemistry, they also discard the cliché of comic friction."16 Blocks" never quite transcends its origins as a high-concept action thriller, but the clean professionalism of Donner's direction, the low-key turn by Willis and the street-level heroics make it a satisfying piece of genre film-making.Those looking for another "Lethal Weapon" franchise from Donner won't find it: There's no room left for a sequel here, just an ending that feels satisfying and right.While "16 Blocks" may not last much past the month, it stands above much of what we've been offered this season. Hiding among all the uniforms and bullets, it turns out, is an actors' movie, and two actors more than capable of hitting their marks.8/10
I saw this movie today, opening day in my hometown. And I really liked it very much ... fast action, great intensity, fine acting, crooked cops, New York streets, redemption in the end ... what's not to like?Cinematography was great, pacing perfect. The action is fast-paced with lots of plot twists that are just right without being over the top. Acting is fine, with Bruce Willis fine as the alcoholic aging cop with a limp who still packs a punch. David Morse did a good job too. But the really superb acting performance was that of Mos Def ... in fact, he really dominates this movie, with a <more>
wonderfully appealing characterization and absolutely splendid job from beginning to end.This is simply a great movie ... if you like action flicks, check this one out!
We're not talking Lego blocks here... (by jtothedovez)
I enjoyed this film very much. What intrigued me the most was Mos Def's character.Bruce Willis who is getting very old, mind you plays a burnt out cop who is hooked on drinking and has a pointless, boring life. Mos Def plays a frequently convicted criminal, who has plans of change even though no one believes him.Our story starts off like a mindless action movie, but turns into an emotional friendship between 2 men who are almost the complete opposite of each other. It takes the means of Bruce Willis wanting to do the right thing and Mos Def believing he can still do the right thing no <more>
matter how many wrongs he has done, to pull this movie through.Ed Mos Def has witnessed a crime pulled off by some dirty cops and is on his way from jail to the courthouse the 16 Blocks to testify. Obviously these cops lead by David Morse, a great performance can't let this happen. All Mr. Willis has to do having previously been partners for about 20 years with Morse is turn a blind eye. But not today.And so the movie takes off from there, the action scenes pretty good, not too hard to guess what's gonna happen, but there's a few surprises and twists. My only qualm is the slower scenes were too slow, especially the whole bus scene. But if you think rapper-turned-actors can't act, Mos Def will prove you wrong. A decent flick Mr. Willis, nothing definitely worth remembering after a few months, but a good one to get some popcorn with.