21 Bridges

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  • 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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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    Thoroughly implausible but efficiently made, [it] mov[es] briskly enough to smooth over the plot holes and absurdities.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...precisely the sort of instantly-forgettable thriller that one used to stumble upon on late-night television.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    A generic cop thriller with plot twists so obvious that they could be spotted as far back as the Cretaceous Period.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Boseman brings more depth and complexity to his role than the screenplay warrants.
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    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    21 Bridges is a movie that will almost immediately disappear, falling through the cracks as prestige pictures and holiday blockbusters fill up local screens...this is a bridge that likely won't be crossed again.
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    Sarah MarrsLainey Gossip
    A solid, even enjoyable cop movie.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    A standard race-against-the-clock, cops & robbers crime thriller; formulaic, to be sure, but extremely well mounted, with Boseman putting in sterling work as one angry cop with a short wick and a lot of chips on his shoulder.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Wrap those performances in a few half-decent plot points... and the film offers enough depth to justify the set-pieces and narrative twists and turns.
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    Dan MeccaThe Film Stage
    Not surprisingly, this kind of mid-budget project barely exists on the big screen anymore. And what a shame.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    A very solid cast, but the characters are drawn with very broad strokes...it's a nuts-and-bolts B-movie thriller set-up that is executed efficiently.
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