This stripped-back thriller is tense stuff
Bruce Willis undercuts his usual laconic screen persona in this taut, gritty and streamlined action thriller, playing a seedy New York cop who must transport petty crook Mos Def the 16 blocks from jail to court to testify in a major trial. It’s all straightforward until it becomes apparent that the rest of the NYPD is reluctant to see his ward take the stand. Thus begins a tense cat-and-mouse chase through back alleys and tenements, with a few neat plot twists, too.
Dir: Richard Donner 2006, 12, 125min
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