21 Bridges

critic Reviews

, 53% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 21 Bridges covers its beat competently enough, but given its impressive cast, this cop thriller should be more arresting than it is.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    The problem with 21 Bridges is that it wants to take a stance, but seems entirely unsure what that stance should be.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    There are topical moments here as the film toys with public perceptions of US police brutality. And Boseman proves, yet again, to be an easy leading man whose default setting is somewhere between smouldering interiority and outright charm.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Everything about 21 Bridges...is pure counterfeit.
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    Joseph WalshTime Out
    It's the kind of role Gary Cooper used to play, albeit in a dusty Western town rather than gritty New York.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    A high-concept thriller with a ticking clock and a killer premise, though it doesn't totally deliver on that promise.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    One of the most entertaining and thoughtful American policiers in recent memory.
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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    I found 21 Bridges very watchable, very exciting, and far from another lame romp through Crimetown.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Boseman has a cool intensity that fills the screen and an ability to make both the action scenes look convincing (here the main set-piece is a chase along the streets and the subway) and the dialogue riveting.
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    John SerbaDecider
    You'll wish it gave Boseman more to do.
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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    The film backs itself into a corner, and the only way it can figure a way out is by relying on a series of increasingly dumb cop thriller cliches.
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