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Bushwick (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Bushwick's sociopolitical subtext gives it more heft than the average action thriller, but those ideas are given short shrift in what amounts to a disappointing shoot-'em-up.

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When Lucy (Brittany Snow) steps off the subway, she walks into an utter bloodbath on the streets of Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood. Texas is attempting to secede from the Union, and militia forces have descended upon New York City to claim it as an East Coast base of operations and negotiation tool. Faced with a flurry of whizzing bullets and total destruction around every corner, Lucy takes shelter in the basement of Stupe (Dave Bautista), a burly war veteran who reluctantly helps her traverse the treacherous five-block stretch of Bushwhack to reach her destination--assuming it's still there.

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The effects are scarcely special, and Bushwick locals will have many bones to pick, but somehow the movie gets to you, with its doomy political soothsaying.

September 4, 2017 | Full Review…

The logistics interested me more than the shallow plot.

August 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The screenplay promises more excitement than it delivers, fails to develop characters beyond their most tertiary identities, and belly-flops even as political satire.

August 25, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

What could have been a great B-movie winds up being merely solid.

August 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This movie will lose the goodwill of any longtime New Yorker watching it within the first ten minutes.

August 25, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Bushwick is an unpolished work, but there's an adrenalin charge, sure thing. It's close combat and it's closer than most Americans might wish to believe.

August 25, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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The throw caution to the wind storyline can only get this film so far, Baurista is the only saving grace in what is a run of the mill thriller. The first 20 minutes is a relentless first person perspective that doesn't let you breath and that tension needed to be maintained. The cinematic shots of a burning city are harrowing, from the helicopter and that final few scenes are true to the film, not a big fan of that final shot though. This is indie filmmaking taking risks, continuous shots that add meaning, I think without it, the film wouldn't have that sharp edge. I has seen mixed reviews but for me, this was above average, I would've changed a few scenes to keep the beats right up there but the filmmakers definitely have a bright future. 29-08-2017.

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