[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
He has 88 minutes to solve a murder. His own.
"88 Minutes" focuses on a college professor (Pacino) who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI and receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
'Hello, my name is Al Pacino and I used to be an actor. I am now a goatee with a loud voice. Sometimes I am a beard with a loud voice and in my more challenging roles I am clean shaven with a loud voice. I can do a lot with my loud voice. I can make it really, really loud and I can even whisper. Loudly. Please watch my next film, I will probably be a moustache with a loud voice.'
"Do you have any idea how absurd that sounds?"
"It's NOT absurd! I don't have time to explain."
The plot is preposterous. It started simply enough but then about 50 pointless characters were introduced, who added nothing but another dead end in Pacino's tumultuous investigation. Tired and dishevelled, he looked like he'd just escaped from a mortuary, yet he still manages to bone half of his young and attractive students. The last half hour sees him making around 500 mobile phone calls, running about 50 miles, and struggling up stairs. Finally, he identifies the killer in an underwhelming but welcome ending, which is interspersed with some flashbacks that had nothing to do with anything?
The final scene has Pacino starring vacantly at the camera, probably wondering where his career went wrong.
Al Pacino surrounded by tv actors. When did Al Pacino became an B-movie actor?
I miss the times when he did the Godfather, Heat or Donnie Brasco
How Did This Get Made? brought me here.
This took me weeks to watch in full. Weeks. I always get a kick out of films shot in Vancouver, but this one takes the cake. It just does. not. bother.
• Pacino tackling his student to protect her from a car bomb that doesn't go off. Until it does.
• Pacino eating cookies
• A big Leelee Sobieski-related twist
• ‘Flashbacks’ to events that no character ever witnessed
• William Forsythe’s scary hair
• “Did you ever let an unauthorized person into my secure files area.”
Not bad, i liked the suspense. Just felt that suddenly everyone was involved in the set up..
Do you enjoy watching women hanging upside-down while a paranoid Al Pacino mutters things about semen? Then you'll love this!
#HDTGM Brought Me Here
72.......Pacino gives what already is a rather routine policier potboiler some world-weary gravitas where it (probably) isn't due, which is commendable. In less skilled hands it would probably feel out of place.
TimVision è un ottimo fornitore di film di Al Pacino. No, non intendo quelli per cui è più famoso e che gli hanno fatto guadagnare l'affetto di una buona fetta del grande pubblico internazionale. Sto parlando dei titoli minori, riempitivi che - per ovvi motivi - passano inosservati nella maggior parte dei casi. Una di queste sfortunate(?) pellicole è proprio 88 minuti, un thriller che, pur traendo ispirazione da un'idea accattivante, rimane piuttosto prevedibile e scontato soprattutto sul finale, ovvero nella parte in cui questo genere di film dovrebbe dare il meglio.
La partenza non è male: la sequenza d'apertura presenta il protagonista Jack (Pacino), un professore universitario di psichiatria che spesso collabora con l'FBI. Proprio per questa collaborazione con…
Only thing interesting about this movie is that it tries to run in realtime.
An odd little thriller (not in real-time as the title might suggest) populated by people who are largely caustic and unsympathetic. Al Pacino is Dr. Jack Gramm, a forensic psychologist who works with the FBI. He’s recently helped convict suspected serial killer Jon Forster (Neal McDonough) and is basking in the glory of helping take another killer off the streets. However, he receives a phone call telling him that he’s only got 88 minutes to live, and this new killer is somehow tied to Forster (who is in prison) and is whacking female colleagues and students close to Gramm. So Gramm has to figure out who is doing what to save his own life and those of several of his…
"Like a parrot that talks back."
I remember liking this one when I first saw it. It wasn't the best, but it was a decent thriller. Upon rewatch, my enjoyment of the film has decreased a bit and I don't really know what has changed. The whole premise is convoluted and goofy, but it was convoluted and goofy nearly a decade ago when I first saw it. There is no real tension and it's all quite predictable. The identity of the killer is especially predictable and is telegraphed far too early on in the film. I wish the movie itself was actually 88 minutes long. It would have been gimmicky, but a real-time plotline and shorter runtime could have made this one a bit more enjoyable.
Trying to write something about this movie, but my Letterboxd got a bit behind, so It was over 2 months ago I actually saw it. I remember almost nothing, so I watched the trailer. It's basically the whole film. "tick-tock doc". I dunno.
Al Pacino's hair though.
Totally failed at April Scavenger Hunt! But I will persist until I finish one!
This month's hunt comes from http://letterboxd.com/moxleyox/list/scavenger-hunt-14-may-2016/…