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Bushwick (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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When a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.
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BUSHWICK tells the story of twenty-year- old Lucy (Snow) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.

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Stupe told Lucy when they first met that he was a Marine, but later it is revealed he was a medic. The Marine Corps does not have medics, they use Navy hospital corpsmen. See more »

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Has a very strong Walter Hill '70s/80s' B action movie feel to it!
26 October 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'BUSHWICK': Three Stars (Out of Five)

A disaster action/horror flick about a military invasion of Brooklyn, in which a war veteran and a young woman try to cross five war-torn blocks of Bushwick together, just to make it to their homes. The movie stars Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow. It was directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (the duo also co- directed the 2014 indie horror-comedy 'COOTIES'), and it was written by Nick Damici and Graham Reznick. The film has received mixed to negative reviews from critics, and it's also only received a VOD and limited indie theatrical release at the Box Office. I thought it was OK.

Lucy (Snow) is exiting a subway in Bushwick, with her boyfriend, when they're attacked and her boyfriend is killed. Lucy tries to run to get help, when she realizes all of Bushwick is under a military invasion. She manages to avoid being killed, with the help of a war veteran named Stupe (Bautista). Stupe then reluctantly helps Lucy make it to her grandmother's, and the two try desperately to survive the brutal invasion together.

The movie has a very strong Walter Hill '70s/80s' B action movie feel to it. That's what I like most about it. I also like seeing Bautista in the lead, and the motive for the military invasion is pretty interesting. The film is also kind of pointless other than that though, and in the end it's not really that entertaining. It did hold my interest (at least) throughout it though. So I think it deserves a slightly above average rating (at least) for that.

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