16 Blocks Synopsis
A veteran policeman and the witness he is escorting face a hazardous trek to a courthouse.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A helluva lot happens in 16 Blocks - an outrageous amount, really, along with a coda that deposits the audience squarely at a movieland...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A mismatched-buddy movie that's endearing, funny and affecting in equal measure.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Richard Wenk's script, taut and enjoyable, pays homage to those police procedurals, with a nod to the Brazilian hostages-on-mass-transit...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The bedrock of the plot is the dogged determination of the Bruce Willis character. Jack may be middle-aged, he may be tired, he may be...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Although much of the plot defies credulity, Richard Donner directs the odd-couple action drama with a nimble facility that draws viewers in.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's unbelievably bland.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Until Richard Wenk's script drives the characters into a brick wall of pukey sentiment, it's a wild ride.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The action sequences that follow are routine to the point of monotony, involving chases through crowded streets and store fronts, a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Another urban action thriller that's better than some, worse than most and so forgettable that it's possible to forget it while watching it?
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Willis' performance mystifies, while Mos Def's mesmerizes.
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Great cast

By redyeah
I don't know if I liked this movie because it was entertaining or because it has some of my favorite actors. Either way it is great. David Morse is perfect as the guy you love to hate. Aging old...

Great action movie

By wowmantan
This movie was an amazing movie because of the cast and the plot. The small details in the movie add alot to the viewers experience, so pay attention! The fact that an alcoholic cop can do the things...

rent it

By Ewansgal88
Humor, lots of action, great plot and great cast. It doesn't sound like much.... "aging cop has to take witness 16 blocks to court, corrupt cops try to stop them" but trust me, give it a shot!!!...

Good Movie

By LadyFugal
this was a great moive!...


By rayjrh80
Great movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, intense sequences of action, and some strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Alcoholic cop in action; not for younger kids.
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