This taught little thriller is bereft of the explosive action we've come to expect from a Willis movie and it's all the better for it. From time to time Willis lets the mask slip to reveal he's actually an actor masquerading as an action star; this is one of those times. The simple set up involves a washed up alcoholic cop Jack Mosley (Willis) pulling an easy prisoner escort duty, unknown to him though, other cops have his prisoner in their sights and the 16 Block run to the courthouse turns into the proverbial cat and mouse chase. David Morse effortlessly plays the villian of the piece, he's like a pit prop to any movie, honestly, he could read a menu and I'd listen, but the real revelation is Mos Def, his cowering, bullied, sensitive, seemingly low brow persona is a tour de force performance. There's a moment in the movie when they get cornered, the odds seem hopeless and it's time for Mosley to pick a side, the cops taunt him with booze and promises of a better future in the department, you desperately want Mosley to step up and do his duty, to regain some self respect and remember why he became a cop in the first place. I really enjoyed seeing the ageing, underestimated Mosley outsmart and outshoot the smug, self righteous bad guys. There's a bit of schmalts at the end but ahh who cares.