Friday, June 13, 2008

16 Blocks

An interesting little movie this one, Bruce Willis starts acting his age (more so than in DH4.0), he plays an old, washed up, alcoholic cop in NY, who at the end of his shift it told to escort a prisoner witness "16 blocks" to the courthouse.

Reluctantly he moseys on down to the cells and picks up Mos Def, who is putting on one of the most annoying voices in the history of cinema.

Now this little escort trip should be a piece of cake... if it wasn't for DAVID MORSE!!! (dum dum duuuuuum!) and a load of other cops who don't want Mos to make it.

Another interesting point with 16 Blocks is that it's directed by Richard Donner! Yes that Richard Donner. So should you expect big things? Yes, but then he also did Timeline (awesome book, shite film) and Maverick (gee, thanks).

Overall, it's not bad, it's not great, it's a bit slow and doesn't have as big of a climax as it feels it should have, but at the same time it's a pretty good watch. (It ain't no Goonies or Lethal Weapon though)

16 Blocks - 7/10

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