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: 18 out of 128 found boring (14.06%)

One-line Reviews (102)

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

Fast paced with lots of action.

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.

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

The plot is somewhat predictable but the execution was thrilling.

" That's where it gets intense.

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

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.

I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

Return fire is just as intense.

This movie was also too predictable.

Action packed and absolutely best movie 2019 .

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

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

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

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.

Decent but Predictable .

The shootouts are well filmed and thrilling.

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

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

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.

Overall, the experience is highly entertaining.

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

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

Big Cliche .

Solid entertaining action thriller .

Thrilling and action packed.

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

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

This is predictable corruption mystery drama movie.

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.

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

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.

Enjoyable and worth the time to watch.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Definitely entertaining.

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

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

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

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

It is very entertaining and thrilling.

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

Predictable Yet Engrossing .

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

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.

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

Neither do the predictable twists and turns.

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.

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

Very intense from start to finish .

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

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.


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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Don't waste your money actually seeing this.

Great and intense action with the shoot out scenes.

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

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

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

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

Worth watching...

The visuals are stunning.

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

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

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

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.

It is action packed with never a dull moment.

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

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

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

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

21 Bridges - Plot with far too predictable twist .

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.

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

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

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

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

Lot of fun thrilling brutal action scenes throughout.

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

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.

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

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

Superb performances & action packed.

The movie is a total cliche.

Worth watching!

The movie stays fast paced for the most part.

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

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

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

A bit sloppy but great twists and adrenaline filled ride!

Action Packed .