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Andre Davis: We got twenty-one bridges in and out of Manhattan. Shut them down. Three rivers. Close them. Four tunnels. Block them. Stop every train and loop the subways. Then, we flood the island with blue.

21 Bridges

You could see this being the launchpad for a thin-blue-line franchise in the 1980s, but it's a strange place to begin one in 2019. In light of all the renewed scrutiny on excessive use of police force in the last few years, can we still root for a mentality that frames the American city as a battleground between the good guys and the bad ones, free to shoot at each other with reckless abandon in the middle of the street? 21 Bridges is named for the number of exits there are out of Manhattan, and when it's time for Boseman's NYPD Officer Davis to track down two cop killers on the run in the dead of night, he orders all bridges sealed off until the sun comes up. "We flood the island with blue," he declares, which might be more bothersome if the film was pitched at a level more serious than "maybe you'll click on this on Hulu in two years."

Irish director Brian Kirk, best known for his work on Luther and Game of Thrones, replaced battling Starks and Lannisters with good and bad cops in the newly released police thriller 21 Bridges. The bridges of the title refer to the total set of entry and exit points in and out of Manhattan that are shut down as two ferocious cop killers remain at large. Shot mostly at night in Philadelphia, which stands in for New York City, the film has a look reminiscent of gritty police dramas from an earlier era.

Thrust into a citywide manhunt for a duo of cop killers, NYPD detective Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman) begins to uncover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow police officers to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and who is actually hunting him. During the manhunt, Manhattan is completely locked down for the first time in its history - no exit or entry to the island including all 21 bridges.

Davis is on a search for the truth after two armed gunmen named Michael and Ray (Taylor Kitsch, Stephan James) kill seven NYPD officers while looking to score 300 kilos of cocaine. Up all night and low on time, with a swath of cops out for justice, Davis somehow has the authority to close the titular 21 bridges in and out of Manhattan to smoke out these cop killers and find out who is really behind this botched robbery turned massacre.

21 Bridges is an American action crime drama thriller movie directed by Brian Kirk, written by Adam Mervis, Matthew Michael Carnahan and Adam Mervis (story). The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, and Keith David. It was released on November 22, 2019, by STXfilms, and it follows an embattled NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous 21 bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers. The film was shot in New York City and Philadelphia. 041b061a72


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