Story: 21 Bridges Review: Chadwick Boseman delivers a spectacular performance as New York cop Andre Davis in 21 Bridges. However, his one-dimensional good cop character, interspersed with a clichéd police drama that has nothing new to offer, is a bridge you’d rather close.
Review : Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) is a second generation police officer under investigation for internal affairs for being too quick at the draw. It’s a shame the film never gives us a look back at it. His father was killed on duty, but not before “punishing” two of the bad guys. This is what his supervisor Captain McKenna (J. Simmons) asks him when he goes in search of the perpetrators Michael (Stephan James) and Ray (Taylor Kitsch), who are suspected of killing about eight police officers when they were one Robbery escapes were wrong. Andre is paired with skilled narcotics detective Frankie Burns (Sienna Miller) to solve the case. Manhattan to the mainland. At first it seems like a foolproof plan, but then Andre starts to wonder why the police are reacting so quickly. His intentions are indeed predictable and it is not lost to Andre who does not know whom to trust to greet his own colleagues. For once, he decides not to be happy but to catch the suspects alive.
Director Brian Kirk made an old-fashioned police drama with no nonsense. In fact if you pick up the phone this could be a Dirty Harry movie, it’s a block of chases, shootouts and guts. But unlike yesterday’s cop films, Andre is so straight. I wish there was something wrong. He doesn’t have work-related problems, he doesn’t have a wife or girlfriend who wants him to slow down, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t have anger problems. I suspect it was a black panther in disguise.
It’s actually Black Panther without the aura, without the charm and the seriousness. Boseman’s performance is a problem for the film. Another sore point is that there is no chemistry between him and Sienna Miller. I would have expected them to share a spark if they risked their lives, but none can be found. For strange reasons, Miller seems constantly devastated.Nobody knows why he was told to show this expression: Taylor Kitsch is effective as an ex-soldier with a penchant for killing, while Stephan James suddenly makes his presence as a petty gangster unreachable.
Closing Manhattan seems like a novel idea, but people aren’t responding to it at all. The action takes place between one and seven in the morning, but wouldn’t such an action lead to outrage on social media? The film effectively portrayed the United States as a police state, though it’s unclear whether this is actually a satirical vision. While the film has grainy action scenes, its tension lacks punch. Offer noir if further efforts have been made.