21 Bridges (2019) - Action, Crime, Drama

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An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Brian Kirk
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 148 found boring (12.83%)

One-line Reviews (121)

Lot of fun thrilling brutal action scenes throughout.

LIKES:Moves Quickly Detective Story Not Politically Infused Good Acting, on most accounts Realistic Action Scenes Are Pretty DecentDISLIKES:Predictable Same Plot as A Recent Movie The Writing At Times Some Characters Are Wasted More Action ScenesThe VERDICT:When it comes to crime drama, 21 Bridges is an old tale with a fresh coat of paint.

I know it was introducing us Chadwick Boseman character but I found it a bit slow.

Full of adrenaline and if ya want a buzz watch this.

However how we get there was a lot of a fun and exciting.

The story though was a bit generic and predictable but still very enjoyable.

Neither do the predictable twists and turns.

The plot is somewhat predictable but the execution was thrilling.

Action Packed .

I would definitely check this film out, it's worth the watch!

Chadwick Boseman does a great job as the lead with a few predictable outcomes.

I giving this a solid 8/10 for a gripping story well told.

The two shooters, Kitsch and James, and the detective, Boseman, make this for riveting and oft times suspense-ful dramaGlad to see a gritty cop flick again

The movie stays fast paced for the most part.

21 Bridges is a great crime thriller that's tense and thrilling and also manages to (surprisingly) explore some morally grey aspects, despite it's generic plot.

Wow despite the films good action sequences it was boring and slow.

21 Bridges - Plot with far too predictable twist .

Don't waste your time or your hard-earned dollars!?

Unfortunately, 21 Bridges is not worth going to the theater to view because of the predictable nature and unoriginal plot.

Solid entertaining action thriller .

Police arrives unexpected and get into the building; the thugs kill seven cops in the getaway.

Act 1 - 5.0Act 2 - 4.5Act 3 - 3.2 Great cast but boring and unconvincing performancesNo impressive camera work outside the casket scene with the white glovesStory is basic and tends to play generic and dumbEverything in the movies makes sense and I think the movies thinks it's smarter than it isMovie doesn't earn any emotion as the only developed character is Andre the detectiveEnd of the film just gets laughable and stupid

The movie is a total cliche.

I wouldn't waste your money on seeing this in the cinema though, it's just not 'big enough' to justify the expense.

Predictable Yet Engrossing .

Hence, making this movie a highly predictable movie.

Yet, 21 Bridges can be something to watch on an Amazon Prime/Netflix, if you're bored one day.

First Hit: A solid, yet predictable, thriller about corrupt cops.

A run of the mill police thriller which doesn't really do anything new, but is still good and entertaining to watch.

I loved the fact that the film had some unexpected twist and turns and was not predictable in the end.

Absolutely suspenseful and action packed the movie was absolutely amazingly well put together!

Don't waste your money actually seeing this.

Chadwick Boseman brought a certain stage presence to the film that was entertaining to watch.

Most of the back-stories entailing the side characters (and lead) are trite.

21 Bridges is an action packed thriller that leaves you on the edge until the end.

Return fire is just as intense.

It was an entertaining movie, something cool to catch at a matinee while everyone else was crowding in to watch Frozen 2.

Worth watching...

Very intense from start to finish .

While the storyline was a bit simplistic and predictable, the execution was top notch.

The film is filled with a conspiracy twist which may be predictable when the suspects played by Taylor Kitsch and Stephan James come across a set up with their plan on stealing cocaine.

" That's where it gets intense.

So this is an entertaining popcorn film and when you watch it again on HBO it will play like a new film as you just won't leave the theater with a lot of memorable moments.

Another issue is that the movie is kinda boring and bland until the final 30 minutes when things really start to get interesting.

Plot slowly evolves amid practically non-stop action and intense police work.

Enjoyable and worth the time to watch.

This is predictable corruption mystery drama movie.

The two criminals who blundered into this unexpected disaster are Ray (Taylor Kitsch) and Michael (Stephan James), both war veterans.

It had a great leading man, intense action, and a compelling story.

It is action packed with never a dull moment.

The corruption and the reasons for it but the movie decides to stay on the light action/suspense side and it becomes quite predictable.

The action was very sudden and fast paced so left you shocked and entertained for those small periods of time.

The movie was highly enjoyable, but the story was somewhat predictable.

This movie is very intense and a has some great action scenes.

It also helps that his character is the most intriguing of the lot, mainly down to his fairly nuanced representation and fish-out-of-water feel.

I just got out of 21 BridgesIt's predictable (The twists are obvious) the dialogue is also routine and predictable (my son was saying some of the lines before the actors) but overall, I enjoyed it.

It is a pretty standard thing, a robbery gone wrong with two crooks on the run and the cops chasing them, the shoot-out and chase sequences are really engaging, unfortunately the corrupt cops stuff is a little confusing and slow things down, overall though this is a reasonable crime action thriller.

Once the action starts though it get intense.

Unlike a recent movie, Knives Out, which has a fairly predictable plot too, this movie fails to excell in aspects such as its cinematography or even the action sequences.

The movie was well written and suspenseful.

This movie was also too predictable.

This movie has sort of an old school vibe, proving that cinema can be very entertaining withoud big fight scenes and cgi.

Action packed and absolutely best movie 2019 .

The first 10 minutes were kind of slow.

But they teased him having second thoughts during the robbery but they went nowhere with it which was frustrating.

It needed a new script,better characters and a more exciting plot.

The visuals are stunning.

The story is very very predictable and you can tell who is the "real" bad guy as soon as this person enters the screen.

Thrilling and action packed.

If you missed classic, action packed movie, this is for you!

Chadwick Boseman has so much on screen charisma in this movie he could quite soon be one of the biggest names in Hollywood, his performance was utterly compelling.

I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

The decision is made to shut down all 21 city bridges around Manhattan so the killers can't escape, but there's a twist, it appears that the entire police department, except our hero are corrupt, unfortunately the conspiracy is far too predictable.

For me, totally entertaining and the only con is that it was a bit too short.

This Chadwick Bose man film is gripping thriller and there is no time you will feel bored watching it.

Not a bad film, some good action scenes & good acting but very predictable, nothing really that I haven't seen before, felt also like the script was stretched out so much as to be honest, the film could of easily just been an hour.

Worth watching!

And its plot twists were terrible,predictable and not fleshed out enough.

It is very entertaining and thrilling.

Decent but Predictable .

I'm not very interested in action films, I'm a huge fan of the horror ones, but 21 Bridges is an entertaining film, cool action scenes, some gore and thrilling moments.

The cast, too, are an integral part of the flick's overall success, admirably working with their archetypes to create an assortment of engaging secondary characters.

It's very predictable and by the first 25 minutes you know how the movie is going to end.

Overall: This was a solid film, even though it was highly predictable.

Love the acting, angle camera, actor, everything really entertaining

However the film had very slow pacing and bad execution of its humour.

The final scenes with McKenna and Burns present a predictable conclusion.

Overall, the experience is highly entertaining.

Superb performances & action packed.

Fast paced with lots of action.

If you take Serpico and a bit from The Gauntlet and some of the sounds from Batman--the TV series--Biff, Bang, Boom then you have the predictable 21 Bridges.

Twist was a tiny bit predictable, still was a good twist.

It's unfortunate because the movie is dang good and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Definitely entertaining.

All the actors do a great job and there are a ton of fun and exciting action moments and lines

This might sound harsh but this movie is beyond predictable and unoriginal, it is soul-less.

This movie wasn't spectacular, but it did serve the purpose of being fairly entertaining.

I was just looking for an entertaining matinee on a chilly afternoon and this fit the bill perfectly.

In this crime drama, an NYPD detective begins a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering an unexpected conspiracy.

And when small time thieves Taylor Kitsch and Stephan James take on a job to steal 30 kilos of coke on ice, the stakes are raised when there is an unexpected 300 kilos of pure, uncut drugs in the freezer.

Chadwick Bosman is so awesome as the good cop, the bulk of the film is intense and it has you continuously wanting to know what happens next.

Big Cliche .

I thought it was pretty thrilling and suspenseful police drama, that went fast enough not to bore me.

21 BridgesI really enjoyed this movie, this really has been a golden year for cop movies as we were all ready treated to Dragged Across Concrete, and I think this genre of movie is much undervalued.

There is not a moment in doubt for the viewer, which is quite amazing for an intense movie that lacks any type of suspense.

This was one of the most action packed, exciting and entertaining films of the decade...! Blew my expectations away.

There are legitimate moments of tension that had me on the edge of my seat.

The trailers looked intriguing and I'm a huge fan of Chadwick Boseman and with the Russo's producing I though we could be onto something.

Its basic nature is only elevated by a few decent, if under-explored, semi-themes and several enjoyable action set-pieces.

The ac ting is wooden, direction plodding, photography average, and the story is wacked.

The story line, while fairly predictable, was believable and built good suspense at times.

And then an extremely dragged out final act that was just to long and bland and horrible.

full action intense till the end about all department police corrupt except him..

Cutting a better deal with their haul, now worth unexpected millions, they are given a fixer's details; Gotham's Alexander Siddig's Adi.

A bit sloppy but great twists and adrenaline filled ride!

This was a solid and enjoyable action film, nothing really unpredictable.

The shootouts are well filmed and thrilling.

Formulaic corrupt-police thriller that has decent action done at a good pace...

Good movie, good acting, nice shooting scenes, suspenseful and interesting.

Great and intense action with the shoot out scenes.

This movie gets a handful of popcorn solely for the intense shootouts.