Monday, March 27, 2006

16 Blocks

Can I get a Gauntlet?
Bruce Willis and Mos Def entertain in this by the numbers bad cop redemption flick. Less pacing problems than the superior "Inside Man" but man-we have seen this film over and over. Has Hollywood really ignored HBO?
I am thinking about "The Wire" and the complex, conflicted characters that series does better every week. Don't let me bring "Vic Mackey" in either--not even HBO.
All those criticisms aside, this film will leave you smiling and at one with a corrupt world.
Waiter..can I get a "Serpico" over here? We have a country in need of a wake-up call...

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