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21 Bridges (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.

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Cast

John Crann
as Officer Brown
Shawn Gonzalez
as Officer Marino
Johnny Christos
as Police Lieutenant
Michael Garvey
as NYPD Officer
Lucky Harmon
as NYPD Officer
Juan Aro Sanchez
as NYPD Officer
Dave Shaver
as NYPD Officer
John Terranova
as Officer Rizzo
Robert Poletick
as Police Lawyer
Julie Potter
as Angry Wife
Dale Pavinski
as Tom Cheever
Robin Rieger
as News Anchor
Peter Patrikios
as Leigh's Boyfriend
David Palmieri
as Blue-Collar
Greg Murphy
as Police Officer
Craig Newman
as BBC News Anchor
Morocco Omari
as Antoine Matt
Chris Monte
as Salsa Dancer
Wayne Mitchell
as Radio News Anchor
Darren Lipari
as Lt. Kelly
Dominic Costa
as Angry Neighbor #3
Jason A. Iannacone
as NYPD Officer
Rodney Jones
as Family Member at Funeral
Annie Pisapia
as Family Member
Sarah Ellen Stephens
as Vonetta Simpson
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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.

November 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Everything about 21 Bridges...is pure counterfeit.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's the kind of role Gary Cooper used to play, albeit in a dusty Western town rather than gritty New York.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A high-concept thriller with a ticking clock and a killer premise, though it doesn't totally deliver on that promise.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

One of the most entertaining and thoughtful American policiers in recent memory.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Boseman stands out per usual and also finds a way to elevate the material - in this case, a fairly standard cop movie.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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