Bushwick

Film, Thrillers
1 out of 5 stars
Bushwick

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.

 

Details

Release details

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

Cast and crew

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