16 Blocks details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Alfre Woodard|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Cops & Robbers, Cops & Robbers, Cops and Robbers, Holiday Hits, Staff Picks, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Watch Online Action Heroes|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||21 Aug 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description, German|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Bruce Willis plays an aging cop who must escort a witness from police custody to the courthouse, overdcoming obstacles along the way.
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Intresting !By James Long from Bristol,England , 31 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I've Seen every bruce willis film that he has ever made or had a cameo apperence in and i can say that this is definately not the worst film bruce willis has ever starred in, lets not forget the period after die hard where bruce willis could have ended up as a b or c list celebrity if his career had not been revived by pulp fiction and then following up with twelve monkeys, remeber those terrible films where he tried to shed his die hard image, blind date,striking distance, hudson hawk. anyhow.....my review on the film.
16 Blocks is a wonderful thrill ride with lots of action/suspense and mild comedy. Any Bruce Willis fan would love this like they did Hostage. Willis plays Jack Mosley, a drunk/hungover cop that seems to have lost his touch. He gets all the scrap jobs that no one wants and one of these jobs brings him straight to Mos Def who plays Eddie, a very hard to understand, very talkative guy who has apparently witnessed something and is due to testify at 10 sharp. It's about 2 hours until he has to be at the court house which is 16 blocks away and a hell of a lot of cops standing in the middle. Mosley doesn't entirely know what to believe, the kid or his ex partner of 20 years but he puts his faith into the kid and the thrill ride begins. Hands down the best dirty cop film I've seen in a while.
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People can ChangeBy a customer , 27 Nov 2013The film has a few twists in it, ones you might not expect in a film like this. The resounding theme in it is that 'people can change', it's an encouragement to all of us who have messed up a few times.
Die Hard 6 (but good)By a customer , 26 Nov 2013Brucie plays a worn out cop, but not in the normal cheesie style, he's quite dislikeable at first, which is good. More believable. Sidekick is annoying, but he's meant to be, and he's not funny annoying like Joe Pesci, but again done in a way that is believable. It's a good 'n. Watch it.
terrible, trulyBy a customer , 23 Nov 2013worst ever, EVER, willis movie. drove the bus through the holes in the plot. worst ever willis movie, ever, ever
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Be prepared to care about this copBy Perhaps (9 reviews) , 23 Nov 2013Expecting a typical Bruce triumphs over impossible odds action romp I was more than surprised to find I actually worried about the characters in the movie and was more than a little intrigued about where the story was going to go. Bruce is in a bad way even before the bad guys are after him and what is refreshing about this film is its reluctance to spoon feed us the usual excuses for this washed up cop's predicament. And the ambiguities don't stop there. Is he really such a good cop or are his actions motivated by fears for his own safety? Even the bad guys have some human frailties. It is, therefore, advisable to reject the neat ending of this tale and imagine a more gritty immediate future with perhaps just a hint of the difficult first step back to Bruce's salvation.
Watchable and unusual for WillisBy Lutondata (1 review) , 22 Nov 2013Unusual film for Willis. Few good twists, though the co-star is rather irritating. It won`t keep you on the edge of your seat, but watchable