16 Blocks (DVD)

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16 Blocks (DVD)

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16 BLOCKS is a tale of corrupt police officers, a Grand Jury witness, and one cop who is trying to do the right thing. Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is w...

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ProFast paced and action packed

ConsCannot hear one character's dialogue properly

"16 Blocks" is a fast paced, action packed, "get the witness safely to court on time", shoot-them-up thriller starring Bruce Willis, Mos Def and David Morse. Directed by Richard Donner, who also directed the Lethal Weapon movies and Superman II, and written by Richard Wenk this film carries a...

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ProSpecial effects, David Morse

ConsWillis, Mos Def, general final cut

Bruce Willis has made a name for himself as a bit of a Hollywood hard man. With films such as Die Hard and action films such as Last Boy Scout and The Fifth Element, he shows what his charisma and punchy delivery of one-liners can do when given the right screen setting. 16 Blocks is the latest in...

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“Counting Down”

published 04/01/2007

ProIt's a capable thriller

ConsThere is nothing new here

Washed-up New York detective Jack Mosley is just about to clock off when he is told by his superior to escort a petty criminal from the lock-up to the courthouse sixteen blocks away. The journey should only take a few minutes, but that's without taking into account the sinister forces that want...

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Super

ProAction sequences are great, engaging characters.

ConsEnding is flat.

Despite the odd forays into comedy (What Just Happened, The Whole Nine Yards) and mysterious dramas (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) Bruce Willis is very much an action star through and through, from the early successes of Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance to later blockbusters Hostage and Die...

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“16 blocks of not bad film!”

published 02/08/2010

ProSurprisingly good, seriously, you dont expect that...

ConsMos Def's voice!

'16 Blocks' This film was actually a very surprising shock for me. I had never had the chance to see it when it came out and as the years went on it looked less and less appealing to me. I'm not quite sure why I felt that way as I am a big fan of Bruce Willis and David Morse and I also have to...

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Good

“Tetris the Movie”

published 21/05/2008

ProSome good performances in a reasonable thriller

ConsToo opened out, and the baddy realy does stink

Jack Mosley might not be the best police in the world, but he certainly isn't one of the "New York's worst" he declares his colleagues to be. Washed-out, and often drowning in liquor in fact, the R word hasn't hit him yet but he might as well hand in his badge, considering the respect he seems to...

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“16 Blocks”

published 01/04/2008

ProMos Def's character Eddy

ConsMod Def's character's voice

So I was bored the other day, I don't know if anyone on Ciao is from Belfast but does anyone actually like Victoria Square? I was getting a lift home from uni for Easter and my mum felt compelled to go and have a look. I wondered around bored for awhile then decided to gothinking about going to...

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Super

ProGood performances,decent action,fast paced

ConsBit predictable in places.

16 Blocks is a fast paced,action drama which marks the return of Bruce Willis now more older and downbeat than previous roles.The film is directed by Richard Donner no stranger to the action genre as he was responsible for the lethal Weapon series,Superman and the little seen but enjoyable...

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Satisfactory

ProSome good Co-stars, Well Directed

ConsVery slow in places. Expected more from Bruce Will...

16 Blocks (2006) Directed by Richard Donner & written by Richard Wenk. A what seems to be coming up to Retirement Cop Jack Mosley (Willis), heads off to work looking half dead. He gets an assgnment that he really doesn't want, but annoyingly accepts. He needs to transport a Witness to the Court...

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“An intense ride”

published 27/07/2006

ProFantastic performance, great directing

ConsQuite hard to understand at first but gets easier ...

Hung-over, has-been cop Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) has seen better days, and all that the force expects out of him these days is to stay out of trouble while he's on the clock. One of his assignments is Eddie Bunker (Mos Def), a witness who has to testify before a grand jury at 10:00am...

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Good

“Block Rocking Bruce”

published 01/10/2006

ProPasses the time

ConsImplausible

When Bruce Willis wears a moustache it means he's either playing comedy or he's playing old. In the role of Jack Moseley, Willis is a middle-aged cop contending with burnout and of course that bottle of alcohol in his desk drawer. Yes Moseley is another in a long line of cops from the crime...

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Good

ProNot too long, with good action sequences.

ConsHard to Understand Mos Def

Release Date: 2006 Director: Richard Donner Runtime: 110 mins Approx Certificate: 12 I bought this from HMV about 2 months ago when I was in town, having never seen it before and being a fan of Bruce Willis. It was a cheap price at £5 and definetly worth the money. Disk 1: Main Feature. Bruce...

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Excellent

“16 Block:worth to watch.”

published 21/10/2008

Progood story.

Consnone

This movie is about bad cops. "16 Block" revolves around three characters Detective Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis),Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) and Detective Frank Nugent (David Morse).Jack is an alcoholic cop.Once he was given a special assignment to escort a witness(Eddie Bunker) to the court house,which...

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Satisfactory

published 15/01/2008

I used to make a point of watching every Bruce Willis film. Loved him in Moonlighting in the 80s. I have only just got around to this film and wish I hadnt bothered. Bruce looks odd, made up to look old, well his age probably! He plays an alcoholic cop close to retirement. He ends up stuck in a job when hes supposed to be going off duty. He has to get a prisoner across 16 blocks. Basically this film was a series of gun shooting scenes and was so dull that me and the fella stopped watching after about 45 minutes. So what happened in the second half of the film I couldnt tell you! My question is, has Brucie had his day???

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Super

published 12/06/2008

An aging cop is assigned the task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse. The bad guys have different ideas. A fast paced action thriller which serves willis brilliantly - this will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Product Information : 16 Blocks (DVD)

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16 BLOCKS is a tale of corrupt police officers, a Grand Jury witness, and one cop who is trying to do the right thing. Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is weary. A lame leg and a love affair with alcohol make him a virtual joke at the NYPD. Tired and ready to head home, Mosley is assigned one last job before he can punch out: pick up petty thief Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) in lock-up and transport him to the courthouse where he is set to testify before the Grand Jury. Only 16 New York City blocks separate the two, but it might as well be a million miles. Soon, the officer and his charge find themselves under fire, becoming the target of someone who wants to keep Bunker from testifying. Escaping the initial attack, Mosley calls for backup only to discover that corrupt police officers, including his ex-partner Frank Nugent (David Morse), want Bunker out of the picture. Mosley surprises everyone--maybe even himself--by doing the right thing and saving Bunker from certain death. With only 118 minutes to get the witness to the courthouse before the case will be thrown out, Mosley pulls out every trick in the book. He manoeuvres Bunker through the crowded, confined streets of Manhattan's Chinatown towards their destination, trying to avoid the police officers who are hunting them down as they race against time. Willis fully inhabits Mosley--a washed-up cop who is haunted by his past decisions--and Mos Def is right on target as Bunker, a chatty career criminal being hunted just as he is ready to turn his life around and make something of himself.

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