21 Bridges Reviews

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November 25, 2019
There are topical moments here as the film toys with public perceptions of US police brutality. And Boseman proves, yet again, to be an easy leading man whose default setting is somewhere between smouldering interiority and outright charm.
November 22, 2019
Everything about 21 Bridges...is pure counterfeit.
November 22, 2019
It's the kind of role Gary Cooper used to play, albeit in a dusty Western town rather than gritty New York.
November 22, 2019
A high-concept thriller with a ticking clock and a killer premise, though it doesn't totally deliver on that promise.
November 22, 2019
One of the most entertaining and thoughtful American policiers in recent memory.
November 22, 2019
Boseman stands out per usual and also finds a way to elevate the material - in this case, a fairly standard cop movie.
November 22, 2019
Boseman carries off the drama with flair and style.
November 21, 2019
What unfolds is a by-the-numbers cop thriller that, like last month's "Black and Blue," too easily falls into corrupt cop clichés.
November 21, 2019
There's strangely little urgency to the internal rhythms and pacing of "21 Bridges." It's not so much a ticking-clock thriller. It's more like: "Is this clock still working? Why didn't I get a digital clock?"
November 21, 2019
"21 Bridges" is well crafted enough to pass the time, but anything more than that is a bridge too far.
November 21, 2019
Kirk, an Irish director whose credits include HBO's "Game of Thrones," keeps the action moving at a decent clip. Overall, though, the movie is as generic as its ersatz New York backdrop.
November 21, 2019
It's a big, blunt, battering ram of a movie, but it's not dumb: The stunts are sharply executed, the actors unimpeachable and Paul Cameron's lively camera turns the streets of Philadelphia into a credible-enough Manhattan.
November 21, 2019
There are worse things you can do with your time than watch Boseman, Miller and Simmons for an hour and a half. Just know that "21 Bridges" is the kind of movie you'll forget five minutes after seeing it.
November 21, 2019
Chadwick Boseman gets betrayed by his own cop thriller. There are 21 reasons not to see this limp, lame cop thriller - and not a single one to justify wasting your money on it.
November 20, 2019
It's telling, though, that the biggest reaction at a preview screening came when one audience member punctuated a climactic scene with an amusingly timed "Wakanda forever!" But it shouldn't be solely about Wakanda forever, should it?
November 20, 2019
It's all just so average.
November 19, 2019
Boseman, for his part, brings warmth to an outwardly chilly role and continues his usual high-caliber acting. But the only way he could save this script is with a pencil.
November 19, 2019
"21 Bridges" will win no prizes for originality or twists. (It won't win any prizes for anything, to be honest.) But it's made well enough.
November 18, 2019
Dark, cynical, and nearly slick enough to disguise how stupid it is. Nearly.
November 18, 2019
Struggles to allow the cops to have some perspective in a forgettable thriller that is somehow both bloated and empty at the same time. (It's baffling how this is not a January or February release.)
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