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About the Movie
A college professor (Al Pacino), who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat that says he has only 88 minutes to live. To save his life, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, which include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover and a serial killer on death row.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 122
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 116
- Average Rating: 2.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Although it's often laugh-out-loud laughably bad, 88 Minutes is mostly just a slog.
Rotten: Try as he might to 'hoo-ha' some life into this stupendously stupid thriller, Al Pacino can't disguise the desperation of this CSI wanna-be.
Rotten: An inane thriller whose major fear factor hinges on a menacing phone call, the film also relies on a silly phrase intended to fill the viewer with unspeakable terror: 'Tick tock, Doc.'
Rotten: Avnet lays all this stuff out before us with a straight face -- the picture is humorless and witless.
Instantly the Worst Movie of the Year (1.5 mics)
I personally love the majority of Al Pacino's films, he's stared in some of the greatest movies of all time. And trust me that's not an over statement, he's stared in Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films (which have won numerous awards including Acadamy Awards for best picture), to Sidney Lumet's Award Nominated Serpico & Dog Day Afternoon. However, this movie proves that it's not the actors that make a film, it's always the storyline. As it turns out the screenwriter for the film was a first timer, as well as Jon Avnet did a horrable job directing the film. Overall it ranks to be a extremely poorly made movie, and not one I'd recommend to anyone with an interest in quality films with a storyline.
88 minutes felt like an hour and a half of haphazard chaos
For a thriller, this is a bit confusing and slow-paced. Wrong category for Drama. Too many different characters, all other the place, not solid establishment of the lead character. Pacing and rythm of the motion picture could have used adjustment, don't know how much source material they had to work with, but seems a bit flabby for some A-listers.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2008
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