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Overall C

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.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, intense sequences of action and some strong language.

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16 Blocks

16 Blocks, there is a role reversal between the good guys and bad guys. How might the film’s portrayal of bad cops affect the way you perceive your local officers? How does the script build sympathy for the young criminal Eddie? Should felons be allowed to go unpunished if they testify against other criminals?

Eddie believes people can change. What appears to cause his change of heart? How difficult is it to overcome mistakes from the past? What other characters in the film reform? Do you think the depictions of these characters are truthful?

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