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16 Blocks

Jack Mosley (Bruce Willis) is a has-been detective assigned to escort small-time hoodlum Eddie Bunker (Mos Def) 16 Blocks, so he can testify at a trail. What neither of the men realizes is there's an armed force determined to ensure the witness never makes it to the courthouse. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 02 Mar 2006
Video Release: 12 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is 16 Blocks Rated PG-13?


While 16 Blocks avoids any sexual content, bloody violence and corruption are pervasive in the film. With guns drawn, police break into an apartment and discover dead bodies and illegal drugs. During a prisoner transport, one man is shot in the back (blood is shown splattered over the car) and another man is shot at and hit with a car. Several characters are intentionally wounded in their extremities with bullets and one man has his arm slammed in a heavy door. A criminal holds a gun to a man’s head. Car crashes occur during the hijacking of a bus. SWAT teams ransack a bus using high-powered rifles and smoke bombs. An officer is shown drinking on duty on numerous occasions. The script also includes frequent profanities and two uses of an extreme sexual expletive.

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