Okay, let me start by saying that I dig Bruce Willis and really haven’t found one of his films I didn’t like. 16 Blocks was a fun movie to watch but there was really nothing new here.
I know I am showing my age, but didn’t Clint Eastwood already do this movie in 1977 when it was called The Gauntlet? Bruce Willis was pretty much the same character he played in the Die Hard series, (#4 is coming soon,) with a drinking problem. And while Mos Def was very fun, it sure seemed like he was just doing an impersonation of Flava Flav.
Bottom line though… despite everything being ripped from somewhere else, right down to David Morse playing a baby-faced, you’re-supposed-to-think-I’m-a-good-guy-but-I’m-really-a-bad-guy character, it was a fun flick.
RATING 6 out of 10