Bruce Bennett Short Bio

Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett has been the primary contributor to Mad About Movies since it began in 2003. He is an award winning film and theater critic who, since 2000, has been writing a weekly column in The Spectrum daily newspaper in southern Utah as well as serving as a contributing editor of “The Independent,” a monthly entertainment magazine. He is also the co-host of “Film Fanatics” a movie review show which earned a Telly in 2009. Bruce is also a featured contributor at: RottenTomatoes.com

His motto: "I see bad movies so you don't have to."

16 Blocks

Corrupt cops, steamy Chinese restaurants

A burned out, beer bellied, and ready to retire NYPD detective (Bruce Willis) has to transport motormouth petty criminal and potential snitch (Mos Def) across town to the courthouse. Corrupt cops, steamy Chinese restaurants, and Manhattan’s labyrinthine streets all provide obstacles in this occasionally formulaic, but mostly well done “Die Hard”-lite diversion.

Grade: B
Rated PG-13 for violence and profanity.

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