Wednesday, November 5, 2008

88 Minutes (2008) R - 3 Stars

This was a decent thriller showing the art of allowing someone to get inside of your head. Al Pacino is in true form though I don't think this is one of the best movies he could have been in. Although a solid performances by Pacino, Witt is not convincing in her role - a little too much of an airhead for her forensic educational level. I was able to feel the plight of Pacino's fate but I was a bit disappointed overall with the movie. It's action packed and worth the rental as I'm sure you've missed nothing from viewing on the big screen.

Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a professor at a university specializing in forensic psychiatry. His services are requested from the F.B.I. to solve many high profile cases. He is also in court testifying against criminals and it seems that one of them has made a threat on his life. A phone tells him he has 88 minutes to live and hangs up. Within minutes, he feels himself being targeted by someone but he doesn't know who. Gramm doesn't know who he can trust anymore and turns to the help of an ex girlfriend Kim Cummings (Alicia Witt). Keeping himself alive for the next hour and a half will be the greatest challenge of solving a case in his life.

TriStar Pictures
Director: Jon Avnet
Writer: Gary Scott Thompson
Producers: Jon Avnet, Gary Scott Thompson, Randall Emmett
I viewed 10/08

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pacino's getting old and Witt sucked. Hopefully he'll get a better role soon.