[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."
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.”
One of the most unintentionally funny films I have ever seen. The amount of stuff that Pacino gets done in 88 minutes (real-time) makes absolutely no sense. For a fun game, try to gauge how far into the movie you are and consider all the stuff Pacino accomplishes. A one star film, but a five star viewing experience.
Did you ever let an unauthorized person into my secure files area?
Preposterous, and not in a good way. Al's always worthwhile, and this has a decent support cast and some intense moments in direction, but did anyone actually READ the script before signing on? Makes CSNCIS look like a masterpiece of mystery plotting.
I've never seen Al Pacino look so tired in my life. Supposedly this film is in real time (it's not) yet even a high dose of caffeine wouldn't stop this from being a sloppy, boring mess.
Subject of the best How Did This Get Made? episode. It lived up to the 'hype'.
This movie is 107 minutes long. Al Pacino, who is actually kinda good here, spends a lot of time just running around. This is the kind of movie that hilariously crumbles under scrutiny because of the ever-expanding cast and constant stream of information. Might need to pick this one up for the shitty portion of my collection (i.e. The Room, Simon Sez, From Justin to Kelly). One highlight: there are several flashbacks to the prior evening in which Pacino is at a bar dancing with a woman. I guess there was a ridiculous 00's rap song playing that night because it comes through in every flashback.
a very exciting movie and the tension is well build up, but the climax is so dissapointing !
This movie starts out a little slow, but it eventually becomes quite engaging. One of Pacino's better films of the past 10+ years.
It's unlikely that there is any worse movie released in 2008. With this trash, Al Pacino risks joining the ranks of once distinguished actors who have flushed their careers completely down the crapper.
Nothing special. You can predict the end but it barely gives you answers. Fine enough after a hard night in the television :)
It's just okay. And that's a problem. How and why Pacino did this movie is beyond me
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
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