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"The new civil war has begun."
  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.2  (13,835)
  • 44

Bushwick is a 2017 action-thriller directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, starring Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, and Angelic Zambrana. The film takes place in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, where the arrival of a militia group turns the borough into a warzone overnight. The film opens with a young woman named Lucy (Brittany Snow) arriving at the Bushwick subway station. She finds herself alone and confused as the station is eerily empty. As she emerges on the street above, she is immediately caught in the midst of a firefight between a group of heavily armed soldiers and the Brooklyn residents.

Amidst the chaos, Lucy meets a man named Stupe (Dave Bautista), a former military medic who is trying to make his way back to his own apartment in the neighborhood. Together, they navigate the streets of Bushwick, avoiding both the gunfire and the dangerous factions of looters and separatists.

As the two make their way through the neighborhood, they learn more about what has happened: the militia group, comprised of Southern secessionists known as the New American Freedom Fighters, are attempting to take over the entire city, starting with Brooklyn. They have taken control of the subway system and blocked off the bridges and tunnels, cutting off the borough from the rest of the city.

Lucy and Stupe must make their way through the dangerous streets, encountering different groups of residents and militias along the way. Each group is fighting for their own survival, but as Lucy and Stupe move further into the fray, they begin to realize that there may be a greater threat at play.

The film offers a tense and thrilling ride as it follows Lucy and Stupe through the warzone of Bushwick. The filmmakers use a unique approach by filming the entire movie as if it were one unbroken take, creating a sense of immediacy and urgency throughout the film. The action sequences are well-choreographed and intense, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

The performances from the lead actors are strong, with Dave Bautista bringing his characteristic physicality to the role of Stupe. Brittany Snow also delivers a solid performance as Lucy, portraying a character who is both vulnerable and resilient in the face of extreme danger.

One of the strengths of the film is its exploration of the human condition in such a severe setting. Different characters react in different ways to the chaos around them, with some turning to violence and others looking for ways to help their fellow citizens. The film also touches on issues of gentrification and racial tension, as the predominantly Black and Hispanic population of Bushwick struggle to survive against a predominantly white militia group.

Overall, Bushwick is an intense and thrilling action film that will keep audiences engaged from start to finish. The unbroken take style of filmmaking gives the film a unique feel, and the performances from Bautista and Snow make for a solid leading duo. The film also manages to explore deeper themes about survival and the human condition amidst chaos, making it an entertaining and thought-provoking watch.

Bushwick is a 2017 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 44.

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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (13,835)
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