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16 Blocks Reviews

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April 22, 2016
It's a satisfying piece of genre filmmaking and an underrated American crime story...
March 3, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 6, 2010
16 Blocks is a good watch thanks to the performances of Bruce Willis and Mos Def.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2009
B-movie done with shrewd aplomb
August 20, 2007
At its heart, this is actually an excellent film. But, as filmmakers seek to escalate the big action, believability suffers severely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2007
There's a fine line between old-fashioned and cliched.
January 17, 2007
The most high-octane action-- pyrotechnics, fisticuffs, gunplay, car crashes, back alley dashes and fire escape leaps-- ever crammed into a pressure-cooked chase lasting less than a mile.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
December 13, 2006
The action is fast paced and the story throws in a couple of twists to keep you on your toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2006
El oficio del director Richard Donner convierte a este policial de rutina en un digno entretenimiento. Ni más ni menos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2006
Willis and Def are wonderful...Donner (Lethal Weapon) unleashes a tight, effective yarn
September 1, 2006
The story has been cobbled together from familiar elements; however, it arranges these elements in ways that are occasionally surprising, and in ways that accord nicely with Christian ideas about sin, repentance and redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2006
Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon/s) is a respected old pro who knows how to make an action movie that delivers thrills and maybe something to chew on as well.
June 8, 2006
Willis salvages what is essentially a routine thriller and elevates it to something worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 12, 2006
The movie pays off generously and just as expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 12, 2006
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.
May 6, 2006
A solid, bare-knuckle action-thriller from Richard Lethal Weapon Donner that avoids most of the genre's clichés and boasts a commendably dishevelled performance from Willis, as a washed-up NYPD flatfoot dissolving in self-loathing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2006
Fast-paced, tense and intermittently exciting, Donner's latest will keep genre fans engaged with its polished blend of tried and tested elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2006
Willis has been playing slight variations on this role for years now, and though the films don't get better, his performances do.
May 6, 2006
Clunky, solid, enjoyable.
May 4, 2006
It's like those cartoon chase sequences where the scrolling background is on a loop. Here, the characters are on a loop, and the backgrounds change.
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