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      16 Blocks

      2006, Action/Mystery & thriller, 1h 42m

      161 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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

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      Movie Info

      Boozy and world-weary, NYPD Detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) draws a routine assignment to transport trial witness Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) to the courthouse by 10 a.m. The task quickly becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse when some of Jack's fellow officers arrive to kill Eddie so that he cannot testify against them. Jack sees a way to redeem his wasted life by protecting the affable Eddie from the would-be assassins.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Some Strong Language|Intense Sequences of Action|Violence)

      • Genre: Action, Mystery & thriller, Crime, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Richard Donner

      • Producer: Randall Emmett, Avi Lerner, Arnold Rifkin, John Thompson, Jim Van Wyck, Bruce Willis

      • Writer: Richard Wenk

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $36.9M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Warner Bros.

      • Production Co: Millennium Films, Cheyenne Enterprises, Equity Pictures Medienfonds, Emmett/Furla Films, Nu Image

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Bruce Willis
      Yasiin Bey
      David Morse
      Jenna Stern
      Casey Sander
      Cylk Cozart
      David Zayas
      Robert Racki
      Glen MacPherson
      Steve Mirkovich
      Arvinder Grewal
      Brandt Gordon
      Steve Shewchuk
      Vicki Graef
      Klaus Badelt
      Danny Dimbort
      Trevor Short
      Boaz Davidson
      George Furla

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      • Apr 10, 2016

        This should have worked as a simple concept thriller but it's just so predictable, which is the result of a screenplay that's way too neat and tidy.

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      • Sep 13, 2015

        A very gripping and entertaining thriller that has a plot that's been used a few times but adds its own twist to it, Some great performances apart from Mos Def who for some reason sounds like he's brain damaged which ruined allot of the films main scenes, Some nice twists and turns and very cleverly wrote even if it feels gritty and clunky sometimes, It's not quite edge of your seat stuff but it's great entertainment and well done.

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      • Feb 09, 2013

        Richard Donner delivers another thrilling and intense action film with 16 Blocks. A worn-out cop is handed a last minute assignment to escort a witness to the courthouse, but things turn deadly when he learns that the witness is testifying in a police corruption case. Bruce Willis and Mos Def lead the cast and deliver standout performances. And Donner does an excellent job directing, keeping the film fast-paced and full of action. The film also does a good job at using the setting and creating an atmosphere where there's danger around every corner. Full of suspense, 16 Blocks delivers a gritty and riveting film.

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      • Apr 06, 2012

        "16 Blocks" is not a perfect movie. There are sequences in it that go over the top, the narrative is full of holes, and Mos Def's consistent murmuring does get a little annoying from time to time, but that doesn't mean that the film as a whole isn't good entertainment. It's exciting and tense and Richard Donner's direction is spot on. Pedestrian script aside, "16 Blocks" is an enjoyable film.

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