Movie Review 21 Bridges (15)

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Movie Review

21 Bridges (15) 1hr 39mins

American action, drama, thriller film directed by Brian Kirk.

Stars Chadwick Boseman as an NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous 21 bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers (Stephan James and Taylor Kitsch). Sienna Miller, Keith David, and J. K. Simmons also appear.

21 Bridges was released in the United States and Uk on November 22, 2019.

It grossed $49 million worldwide on a $33 million budget.

What’s it About?

Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a duo of cop killers, NYPD detective Andre Davis begins to uncover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow police officers to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him.

Any Good?

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 51% based on 120 reviews, and an average rating of 5.4/10.
The site's critics consensus reads: "21 Bridges covers its beat competently enough, but given its impressive cast, this cop thriller should be more arresting than it is.

On Metacritic, The etascore rating is 5.1 out of 10, based on 32 critics, ratings between the lowest 4/10 from
Total Films James Mottram who said:
“A generic cop thriller that rumbles along thanks to a quality cast but ultimately offers nothing fresh.”
And the highest 7.8/10 from IGN’s Kristy Puchko who wrote:
“While the destination is too easy to determine, this ride-along is solidly thrilling”

How do the public perceive the film?
IMDB User rating an ok 6.6/10
Some comments:
Better than expected 7/10
You've heard the story before ? Well it doesn't matter. 8/10
Meh! Its ok 6/10
its not a great movie 3/10
Cliche but CAPTIVATING 9/10

MGN Review

Not a bad little action thriller, the simplest of plots and no great brain work to work out what’s going on.

Enjoyed some good action scenes and fair to middling acting without anyone being outstanding.

I’m from the Uk, so occasionally struggled with some of the mumbled lines, but fortunately no detriment to enjoying the film.

After a very heart wrenching and sad opening sequence it then moves to years in the future and is not as deep and powerful as perhaps a film with such a dark story to tell should be.
An okish sometimes edge of the seat police thriller.

MGN Rating 6.5/10

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