16 Blocks

Craig and I hit the cinemas to catch the latest Bruce Willis flick after work one night last week. All I knew about the plot was that Willis had to drive a witness (Mos Def) from a holding cell to a courthouse – 16 blocks through the streets of New York – and for some reason, it was difficult.

Now having lived in New York, it would be easy to surmise that the thing which made the journey so difficult was simply the traffic, but that probably wouldn’t make for interesting viewing. Thankfully I was wrong – instead, Willis’ efforts are hampered by corrupt cops, who are trying to take out his witness. Why? Because he’s on his way to testify against them, putting their careers (and lives) in jeopardy.

It’s easy to preconceive what the film will be like, and how the ending will play out, simply because it’s a Bruce Willis film. But I was pleasently surprised – this film is as much about the characters as it is about the action. It’s well directed, and well acted, and of course seeing it all take place in our local neighbourhood is always a thrill. If it’s playing at your local cinemas, it’s definitely worth your time to see it – even for the ladies! gerrod.com rating: 8.5/10.

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4 comments on “16 Blocks
  1. Hayley says:

    Sounds like a cross between the movies SWAT and Cellular.

  2. gerrod says:

    Hmm… well, I haven’t seen Cellular, but there is definitely elements of SWAT in there – though mainly just that they’re all cops :-). Actually I can’t remember what SWAT was about (other than the obvious) – were there corruption elements in the storyline?

  3. Hayley says:

    Only that one of the SWAT members is a sellout.
    Summary of Cellular: corrupt cops trying to cover their butts.

  4. Ian says:

    Check out V for Vendetta….excellent.

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