He has 88 minutes to solve a murder. His own.
Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, William FOrsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Benjamin McKenzie, Neal McDonough
|Screenplay||Gary Scott Thompson|
|Editing||Peter E. Berger|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds, Nu Image Entertainment, Brightlight Pictures, Brooklyn Films, Family Room Entertainment|
|Comments||Tense action thriller with strong suspense and some graphic violence.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden But the real question is: who cares? You certainly won't — and that's long before the 88 minutes are up.
James Berardinelli It's always a shock when a movie turns out to be this bad. It's an even bigger shock when it features an actor of the caliber and reputation of Al Pacino. 88 Minutes is one of the dumbest thrillers to arrive it theaters in a long time, so it's no surprise that it has been lingering on Columbia's shelves for more than a year.
Peter Travers 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.
This tale of a man faced with the titular life or death deadline is so incompetently made that it nearly becomes something of a hoot to watch.
Tomatometer A shockingly inept psychological thriller.
What the People say
13340 Netizens Plot holes and bad performances galore, except for Pacino, who is of course, excellent
Average .. 20%