Saturday, March 11, 2006

16 Blocks—The Official Crimefile Movie Review…

I’m blessed to have a wonderful voice coach. She’s the world-class soprano and Emmy Award winning, Sue Ann Pinner. Sue Ann enjoys cop themed films and told me that 16 Blocks is a must see film. I wisely took Sue Ann’s advice.

I’m not sure how it happens but I never saw a Bruce Willis film I didn’t like. Willis nearly always plays the unlikely hero of a heavy action film with an improbable script that he somehow makes believable. Willis predictably didn’t disappoint me. The film also stars two fine actors, Mos Def, and David Morse. I have to confess as a SAG actor, I’d die and go to heaven for a part in any Willis film. (Hey Bruce! Did you hear that!)

Willis plays aging and alcoholic cop who gets assigned the task of escorting a motor-mouth witness (Def) from a jail cell to a Grand Jury. The witness turns out to be involved in a nasty corruption case and nearly everyone wants him (the witness) dead. It’s a long 16 blocks to the courthouse. I give 16 Blocks 16 thumbs up!

See the trailer


Anonymous said...

Oh thanks a bunch!! You forgot to bring me along to see this flick!!! We couold have shared the popcorn!

Seriously... looks like a good one.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this too! You're right about Willis being believable!

Anonymous said...

This is a take off the 80's Clint Eastwood film "The Gauntlet". Very similar theme based in Arizona I believe.