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Bushwick

  • Film
  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

Brittany Snow and Dave Bautista star in a derivative survivalist thriller

Secessionist warfare breaks out in Brooklyn, but the makers of ‘Bushwick’ didn’t get any further than that initial brainstorm. Their movie is a tedious slog filled with pinging bullets, show-offy long takes from the ‘Children of Men’ playbook, and zero laughs. Mainly we follow a squealing grad student (Brittany Snow) and a Rambo-like janitor (Dave Bautista) who bond with each other over survival during a mysterious militia invasion. Don’t expect either character to hold your interest though; Bushwick just wants to be another ‘Cloverfield’ and doesn’t have the chops to pull that off. A satirist might have spun this into something pointed and fun. Nope. It’s all downbeat and sombre, with an ending that feels especially pretentious.

Joshua Rothkopf
Written by
Joshua Rothkopf

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 25 August 2017
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Cary Murnion, Jonathan Millot
  • Screenwriter:Nick Damici, Graham Reznick
  • Cast:
    • Dave Bautista
    • Brittany Snow
    • Christian Navarro
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