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16 Blocks Reviews

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Clunky, solid, enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Time Out

May 6, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Willis and Def -- funny even if he overdoes the whiny shrieking -- are a terrific team.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 9, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I thought this film is one long corny cliché.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 6, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 4, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Hiding among all the uniforms and bullets, it turns out, is an actors' movie, and two actors more than capable of hitting their marks.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 3, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

March 3, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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16 Blocks is a police procedural in the change-your-life spirit of Oprah. And I say this with the deepest respect for both genres.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 3, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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[Richard] Donner can direct this sort of thriller in his sleep, but he squanders the movie's sense of urgency for little acting or screen-writing indulgences.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

March 3, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Getting anywhere in New York gridlock can take forever, especially when you're following Bruce Willis in a cookie-cutter action thriller.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The actors seem to have inspired the hack director Richard Donner and the cat-and-mouse game is much grittier than one would expect from the creator of the Lethal Weapon series.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 3, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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16 Blocks is the best of this trio [of recent crooked cop movies, including Dirty and Running Scared], thanks to the winning performances of its stars -- a restrained Bruce Willis and a very likable Mos Def.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 3, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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This noisy, formulaic film turns out to be immediately forgettable, except for the parts that are so ridiculous they leave you shaking your head in wonder hours later.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

March 3, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Its dialogue is sassy, its plotting is taut (maybe too taut, as key segues are AWOL), but 16 Blocks has more on the brain than mere distraction. It aims to save souls.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 3, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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While 16 Blocks may be two blocks and three left-hand turns too long, it's still one sturdy cop thriller, filled with grit, corruption, action and redemption and fueled by strong performances from Bruce Willis, Mos Def and David Morse.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 3, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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The Lethal Weapon movies were all about charismatic actors breathing life into stock characters. That doesn't happen with Willis and Def.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

March 3, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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16 Blocks emerges from the seasonal shadows to provide a fair measure of entertainment.

| Original Score: B

March 3, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It's the clamor and weak script that make it feel like a flatfoot trying to chase down a better movie.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 3, 2006
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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In the end it's not the predictable action but the lack of chemistry and camaraderie that sinks 16 Blocks.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 3, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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16 Blocks feels like a remake of Clint Eastwood's The Gauntlet. The Gauntlet was exciting nonsense. 16 Blocks is just dutiful, until all the duty crowds out any fun.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 3, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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No one can dismiss 16 Blocks as a mere formula flick -- it's a mere two or three formula flicks all fighting for top billing.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 3, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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No wonder the trip takes so long: 16 Blocks insists on taking only the most heavily travelled routes.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

March 3, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Short on words and long on action, Richard Donner's adrenaline-spiked action flick is a compendium of familiar genre components.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

March 2, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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This is a sturdy little cop thriller, and even when it stretches the bounds of plausibility, you go with it, partly because you believe -- almost against your better judgment -- in what the characters are doing.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 2, 2006
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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The film's depiction of a defeated man summoning the moral courage to address his past is, satisfyingly, more '70s than '80s.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 2, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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16 Blocks seems as if it has been around the block a time or two.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

March 2, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It seems such a waste to go onto the actual streets of Lower Manhattan and shoot a movie this stupid.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 2, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The bedrock of the plot is the dogged determination of the Bruce Willis character. Jack may be middle-aged, he may be tired, he may be balding, he may be a drunk, but if he's played by Bruce Willis you don't want to bet against him.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The one bright spot in all this is Mos Def's performance.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

March 2, 2006
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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It's standard, familiar fare: Take away the profanity and swap Bruce Willis with Richard Crenna, and you would have a perfect CBS movie of the week, circa 1982.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

March 2, 2006
Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
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[The film has] an air of believability that thankfully doesn't get lost in the sometimes fast pace of the flick.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

March 2, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This action-thriller is so predictable that you probably could outline the plot after watching a 30-second TV spot. But it's so entertaining you won't budge from your seat until the final bullet has flown.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The show really belongs to Willis, who brings a hangdog authority to the midlife action pose of paunchy, hungover, yet ready to rock and roll.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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This is some of the best filmmaking ever done by director Richard Donner.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 2, 2006
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It goes from one implausible situation and hail of bullets to the next outlandish moment and more gunfire. There are also moments of extreme, flat dullness -- those generally being the moments when Def isn't talking.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

March 2, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The two characters have the luxury of real, reflective time to fill, something so rare in an age of zip-bang-crash-zap action-pic editing as to be classified as 'old-fashioned.'

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

March 1, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Idiotic, for sure, but what saves 16 Blocks is Richard Donner's slick direction and the occasional flash of humor you get in most Bruce Willis flicks, whether it's in the script or not. He can scarcely say a line without smirking.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 1, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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An action thriller exactly like every other.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

February 28, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's a small movie trying to seem epic, or a bloated monster trying to seem lean (real B movies don't have 14 producers), but it's clear that at 99 minutes, 16 Blocks should've been at least 20 minutes shorter still.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 28, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Despite occasional bursts of suspense, the movie as a whole plays out as a long 95 minutes, with its lack of inventiveness leading us more frequently into tediousness than tension.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

February 28, 2006
Robert Koehler
Variety
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16 Blocks does raise the banner for the tradition of the textured urban cop drama, spurred by action but made substantial by characters at crossroads.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 27, 2006
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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This tale of a cop and a baker running for their lives wants to have its cake and eat it too.

February 24, 2006
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