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16 Blocks Reviews

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Matthew Turner
April 27, 2006
16 Blocks can happily sit alongside Inside Man as an example of a well-made, superbly-acted, intelligent thriller. More of these, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 22, 2006
Em seus melhores momentos, lembra alguns dos filmes policiais mais cínicos dos anos 70; nos piores, parece os exemplares do gênero mais inofensivos e escapistas dos anos 90.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alan Dale
April 11, 2006
The movie isn't good enough for him, but all the same [David] Morse manages to give as fine a performance as the material allows. Finer.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2006
This is such solid filmmaking that even the plot improbabilities and too-steady pace don't ruin it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 31, 2006
Mos Def ... truly shines. When he subtly shows us the flickers of fear licking around the edges of his funny, non-stop monologue ... he's a man in touch with a talent that should take him far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 31, 2006
The film works overall with enough suspense and speed to make up for its few faults...
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 29, 2006
While the movie doesn't do anything much to refresh the standard formula ... Willis, Mos Def, and director Donner make the formula work
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
March 27, 2006
Better than expected but still just OK...if you need some air conditioning and V for Vendetta is sold out (as it should be), you could do much worse than this movie for a little fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 24, 2006
Filled with compelling, old-school thrills.
| Original Score: B
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
March 24, 2006
[Richard Donner's] polished, gusto-filled movie has...a juicy full-steam-ahead quality that never flags. It earns the right to be called vastly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 15, 2006
16 Blocks does stretch credulity at times. But ... you overlook some of its more outlandish facets until you are in the lobby and reflecting on what you saw.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2006
Richard Donner still has it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 11, 2006
The film is entertaining enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
March 11, 2006
Thanks to a compact story and some economical direction, it actually ends up better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 10, 2006
Works as a throwback to the "B" flicks of yore, when an unflagging pace, a few dollops of humor and a couple of sharply etched characterizations were enough to justify a matinee ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 10, 2006
For the dull and preposterous 95 minutes of 16 Blocks, audiences are sentenced to Willis playing a boozy burn-out and a nasal-voiced Def doing his imitation of Porky Pig.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 10, 2006
A quick-moving thriller where the characters' stories and motivations unfold as the plot does.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
March 10, 2006
a polished, professional, by-the-book approach to the improving real-time plot strategy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
March 10, 2006
"16 Blocks' lacks a couple of vital elements: action, and chemistry between its lead characters.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 9, 2006
The final confrontation in this well-executed thriller is a model for good cop/bad cop movie encounters.
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