“We got twenty-one bridges in and out of Manhattan. Shut them down. Three rivers. Close them. Four tunnels. Block them. Stop every train and loop the subways. Then, we flood the island with blue.” – Andre Davis
Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Feb 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A New York City detective tries to unravel the mystery of a crime where several police officers were murdered before the culprits can leave the city.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about when it came put and was interested to see what they would do with such a premise.
Unfortunately they don;t manage to do much because this film is a complete mess from start to finish.
The story isn’t interesting at all and they keep things much too predictable along the way which hurts things so much.
Both Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller are great actors, but I doubt if anyone would be able to ascertain that from watching them here.
J.K. Simmons also appears and he usually does a wonderful jo with whatever he is given, but this film is part of the exception to that rule apparently because he is truly wasted in his role and is given almost nothing to do.
I am a fan of Police procedurals on TV and despite those shows only being 42 minutes long (without commercials), they are usually able to do more with their story lines than they are able to do here with twice that amount of runtime.
The story seems to drag along and makes very little sense the whole way through.
Bottom Line – Terrible action thriller that remains much too predictable the whole way through. Certain aspects of the story are presented in ways that don’t make much sense and that hurts things a lot. Boseman and Miller are both great actors, but one wouldn’t know that just from watching this film. Even Simmons is wasted here and fails to do anything worthwhile with his character. There are many one hour (42 minute runtime) procedurals that do a better job with these kind of plots than this film was able to do in twice that amount of time. Quite disappointing.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The title 21 Bridges refers to the connections in and out of Manhattan, this is indeed true. In reality though, only 17 of these are actually bridges, the remaining 4 are tunnels. List of Bridges include: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, RFK, Willis Avenue, Third Avenue, Madison Avenue, 145th St, Macombs Dam, The High, Alexander Hamilton, Washington, University Heights, Broadway, Henry Hudson, and the George Washington. List of Tunnels include: Brooklyn-Battery, Holland, Lincoln, and the Queens-Midtown (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)
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