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: 61 out of 369 found boring (16.53%)

One-line Reviews (267)

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

Violent, fast paced action thriller.

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

Although not a bad watch, it is so predictable and the blatant disregard for public safety was laughable.

The visuals are stunning.

Great and intense action with the shoot out scenes.

Good Movie, Enjoyed It .

Apart from that, the plot is extremely predictable and became obvious within the first 10 minutes.

Still worth watching.

Mindless action with predictable outcome, a bit boring.

Big Cliche .

I was looking forward to watching this, but it was a little boring and the performances weren't good.

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

Got bored of marvel movies, stupid effects.

I thought it was a good fast paced action/thriller that entertained me.

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

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

the ending was breathtaking...

Chadwick is awesome, thrilling storyline.

I enjoyed it more than I thought.

Although it offers little to the genre that hasn't been seen before, 21 Bridges still provides enough of an enjoyable experience to viewers thanks to its skillful editing and tense atmosphere.

the story was very predictable but still enjoyable.

Waste of time!

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

Story is so predictable.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

After an interesting opening 21 Bridges quickly descends into cliches and trite chase scenes.

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

Boring from the start .

easily forgettable, if you're bored sort of film...

The first 10 minutes were kind of slow.

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

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.

Very predictable and stupid movie.

21 Bridges - Plot with far too predictable twist .

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.

The movie was well written and suspenseful.

I have to agree with most posts saying very predictable.

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

Great acting, predictable story .

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

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

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

The lead has quite an engaging presence and the action is well paced, throughout the film.

Action sequences are boring.

Thrilling and action packed.

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

If you looking for something different,something to keep you on the edge of your seat then this is it.

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

A fast-paced predictable "B" routine action movie .

Predictable .

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

Twists aside, this is fun and action packed, what more can one ask for?

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

Suspensful and intense .

Enjoyable .

I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would.

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

Neither do the predictable twists and turns.

The action scenes are basic yet modern which is good but there are only 3 or 4 action scenes everything else is just boring in a way.

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

Predictable and boring.

The film starts great, first 15 min or so is amazing and after that the quality of the film drops significantly but around 40th min the story picks up and from there the film is worth watching.

Like the title says, predictable.

Hence, making this movie a highly predictable movie.

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.

Cliche ridden garbage.

Definitely worth the watch.

Boseman works hard, and pretty much carries this predictable action thriller by himself.

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

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.

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.

It was entertaining.

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

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.

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

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

The plus side to the story was that it was a simple, yet entertaining cop story, with an intriguing first set to get everyone hooked.

There really was no action and the story is very dry and has been seen many times before, it also gets very boring at some times.


Overall thrilling with nice turns.

A bit sloppy but great twists and adrenaline filled ride!

Solid entertaining action thriller .

Please don't waste your time watching this meaningless movie.

What did the casting director find so intriguing about her to cast her in the role?

It is action packed with never a dull moment.

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 a story that's been done a million times before only it's slow as mollasses, badly acted (as I said) poorly written and cloyingly directed.

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

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

Unapologetically Predictable and thoroughly enjoyable .

Formulaic and Immediately Forgettable.

Predictable but enjoyable .

Definitely entertaining.

Clear from pretty much the start where it's going, still enjoyable and if you like cop thrillers this won't disappoint, don't be looking for anything new though.

Everything happens fast and action packed which won't make you bored.

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

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

Solid yet predictable cop movie .

Fast paced with lots of action.

To make it more exciting (and not so obvious) the directors needed to hide certain aspects of several scenes so that it kept a number of us guessing a little longer.

Return fire is just as intense.

Action Packed Thriller!

But, when it all comes down to it, the concept is pretty ludicrous, and the outcome pretty predictable.

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

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

Finding it a very Proper, Solid, good Paced Entertaining Action Movie.

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

Has great shoot outs and chases and intense scenes.

You'll forget this movie after a week, yet worth watching.

It could of been a really suspenseful event had they actually used it.

Powerful acting great storyline I enjoyed it alot.

Engaging till the very end.

The end of the story is somehow predictable.

So overall only a good thriller because it's lack of originality and predictable script and twists.

fast paced thriller .

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

I fell asleep often and still woke up often to very dark scenes, shootings galore, people being killed, and badly written dialogues.

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

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.

For lovers of cliché plots .

Enjoyable and worth the time to watch.

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.

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

Enjoyable film .

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

The narrative elements are signposted at least an hour ahead of arrival in many cases, and the lack of tension means that the majority of the fast-moving action sequences don't grip as they should.

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

It is fast paced, with no boring or lengthy dialogues.

Predictable cop thriller with all the usual cliche's.

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.

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.

Starring Chadwick Boseman in the lead role, it is a predictable but entertaining way to spend one's time if you have nothing better to do.

Predictable .

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

intense with some solid, hard-hitting action scenes.

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

He plays an intense cop.

Very predictable and well...

Lot of fun thrilling brutal action scenes throughout.

It was entertaining enough, some nice views of Manhattan and some good set pieces.

Overall, the experience is highly entertaining.

Fast paced cop thriller with gripping chases and suspense moments.

Still an awesome film, recommended, only worth watching once.

Superb performances & action packed.

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

Fighting to bring justice and being very aware of local geography (not sure if it is entirely plausible what happens, but it helps further the tension and keep you on the edge of your seat).

It's definitely worth watching...

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

Remains interesting and thrilling

Great acting in a fun story that while slightly predictable I really wanted to see how it ended.

Non stop action from start to finish, quite predictable though from quite early on the way it was going to end.

Looked good on paper with top cast and some big name producersbut its been done beforewell acted, good cinematography but let down by a formulaic script with some cringy dialogue

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

This is predictable corruption mystery drama movie.

For me, the plot of the movie was the main problem; it just lacked the thrill and the intriguing aspects.

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.

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

The film is good enough to get through the 20min of boring part in the beginning.

At least it was an entertaining and free movie on Amazon.

Definitely worth the watch in my opinion.

Very predictable movie.

A bit too predictable if you dont immediately catch on to who is the baddies then there is something wrong with you.

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

One of the best cop movies of the decade and action packed.

Unfortunately, like "Black and Blue", it has its flaws; still, it made for an enjoyable, adrenaline-filled evening for a popcorn rush.

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

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

Entertaining enough .

A most enjoyable thriller with a good mix of action, suspense and intrigue.

With the R rating, it kept most of the dialogue entertaining, with their fair share of tongue & cheek jokes.

The movie stays fast paced for the most part.

Starring Black Panther himself Chadwick Boseman, produced by Avengers masterminds Anthony and Joe Russo under their new production banner AGBO Films and directed by well-regarded TV show director Brian Kirk, 21 Bridges has some pedigree behind its existence, making its ho-hum end product all the most disappointing.

A fine cop movie, however the twist that {spoilers} most of the cops are dirty was predictable and I called it from the second I saw the cops at the (as I like to call it) cocaine cafe.

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

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

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

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

It was so contrived, and her performance was so bland that I was hoping she'd be killed at some point.

The movie is a total cliche.

Don't bother watching, it's a snooze fest !!

The shootouts are well filmed and thrilling.

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

On the down side, the story was really predictable, with that "I've seen this before" type of vibe.

Not to mention, that it's a bit too predictable, too well-polished and quite generic in terms of the story.

On a positive side it's still a mildly entertaining cop thriller.

The twist was very unexpected I didn't see it coming at all.

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

Director Brian Kirk shoots the film, particularly the action, well enough to keep the pace engaging throughout.

Decent but Predictable .

Yawn .

Don't waste your money actually seeing this.

Throughout the whole film nothing was happening around any of the bridges, characters were super predictable and some things seemed to be just placed there to make things easy.

In a cop movie, these connections need to be made to the audience before the action, not after, otherwise it's just confusing to follow.

The acting and directing are what makes this movie such an enjoyable ride.

), trite action, my daddy was a (fill in the blank...

Action packed, suspense!

" That's where it gets intense.

Well worth watching.

Like i said there's an old skool feel to this film & a great lead performance from Boseman, he lights up the screen in his lead action hero role as a smart NYPD Detective who uncovers a conspiracy within his police department & the criminals on the run, it's an exciting Thriller with bursts of action & some great chase sequences.

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

The plot took some liberties and felt flawed in places, but generally enjoyable.

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.

But entertaining.

An intense & almost sad presence on screen with a wise & weary look in his eyes, Chadwick was one of best & will be remembered as a Legend of Cinema.

If you know the type of movies this one in nothing new, to me all was clear from the begining, still it's entertaining action movie with the Black Panther kick ass of bad guys as he does in Avengers.

It is an exciting story.

Worth watching!

Aside from being very predictable, Chadwick Boseman was "too much" in his character and very melodramatic, as was the score during highlighted scenes.

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

A predictable but entertaining way to spend one's time if you have nothing better to do .

An Engaging Action Thriller .

The good cop, bad cop has been done so many times that when I watch one of those I get bored if it's not extremely well done, and in this case it just wasn't.

Chadwick Boseman's rendition of Andre Davis is intense, and the actor has a commanding on-screen presence as well.

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

The scenario is certainly predictable, yet the movie is still enjoyable.

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

I thought it was a gripping action film that captivated me from the start to the end.

I found the movie very predictable and boring.

21 Bridges is an entertaining action crime drama that's reminiscent of a lot of flicks from the late 70's through to 1990's.

Action Packed .

The storyline is overly predictable and save for some action scenes, this would've been an absolute snooze fest.

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

Worth watching...

And yet it made for an entertaining way to pass the evening; I was never bored, Taylor Kitsch was fantastic, the music was enjoyable to listen to, the action was brutal and entertaining to watch, and the dialogue was so lovably slick.

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This was a boring movie.

An absolute bore of a movie !.

Enjoyable cop action movie .

Please, in the name of Zeus Himself, stop this pointless dirge!

This movie was also too predictable.

It is very entertaining and thrilling.

The plot is somewhat predictable but the execution was thrilling.

Entertaining by the numbers action crime drama...

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

The action sequences are intense and, well, thrilling, and the movie is tense with its time limit placed upon the characters.

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

Nothing new, but still enjoyable .

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.

Really enjoyable movie with good action and direction, but the story very predictable , the actor who play Andre was really good and has some charismatic like Idris Elba , Jon Bernthal and others which is I liked

It's a taut, (an economical ninety-nine minutes), exciting little picture, beautifully shot by Paul Cameron, almost entirely at night, and well cast and played.

An exciting crime thriller.

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.

The action is intense and well done.

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

Very intense from start to finish .

Predictable, not exciting.

Once the action starts though it get intense.

Entertaining, pretty good even though unrealistic.

Action packed and absolutely best movie 2019 .


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

Though I found myself Wanting the villains to escape and win towards the end as I thought they had a more exciting and interesting story.

Predictable but enjoyable .

But yeah, it's fast paced, good action scenes, good acting and has a few good twists and turns in there.

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

I think this is a very good film, with excellent performances all around; and an unexpected turn of events and ending.

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

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

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


Predictable Yet Engrossing .