• Brian Hann

    ★★½ Added by Brian Hann

    It's just okay. And that's a problem. How and why Pacino did this movie is beyond me


  • Joey

    Rewatched by Joey 09 Feb, 2015

    Comedic masterpiece.


  • cbarky79

    ½ Watched by cbarky79 04 Jan, 2015 25

    "Do you have any idea how absurd that sounds?"
    "It's NOT absurd! I don't have time to explain."


  • Adam Theeye Pittman

    ★★ Added by Adam Theeye Pittman

    My review -- this film is now on DVD and it only made just over $2 million profit. The storyline/contents well I am going to get down to the nitty-gritty and just say because this project falls into a cliché somewhat I would prefer just to say a basic sentence instead, so I will continue in that fashion, we meet our lead role Dr. Jack Gramm as he gives his medical opinion in a trial and consequently on his medical…


  • Tim

    Added by Tim

    There's a scene early on in "88 Minutes" that sets the tone for the entire movie. After being given a plate of cookies before an important meeting with the FBI, Al Pacino orders his secretary to give everyone in the meeting a glass of milk. It's an oddball moment typical of some of Pacino's most memorable roles, but this part will not be included among them. This is a ridiculous film full of moments like the cookies and milk scene…


  • Feminist Boyfriend

    ½ Watched by Feminist Boyfriend 17 Nov, 2014 1

    How Did This Get Made? brought me here.


  • Chris Ward

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Chris Ward 21 Oct, 2014

    If you look carefully, Al Pacino's hair changes length several times during certain scenes, and I'm sure the picture of him on the UK DVD cover is from another film, possibly The Recruit.


  • elliotx

    Watched by elliotx 23 Oct, 2014

    Terrible storytelling, holes, wasted cast and feels dated. Pacino looks dishevelled and seems to overact, as do some others, and that I made it to the end is a miracle!


  • Cosmo Vitelli

    ★★½ Added by Cosmo Vitelli

    A Divine Comedy.


  • Carl Sandell

    ★★ Watched by Carl Sandell 05 Oct, 2014

    Everything in this movie is off but it's an easy watch and the absurdity is fun. None of the actors are convincing in their roles but that helps create a weird universe and doesn't make any one stick out. I wish this was a pilot for CSI: Seattle, as Al Pacino does act like a Horatio Caine-type larger-than-life forensic scientist action anti-hero.

    The plot is silly and characters react so strangely to things. It's obviously by design that everyone is…


  • Blots

    Watched by Blots 15 Sep, 2014

    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.

    Other highlights:
    • 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.”


  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 19 Aug, 2010

    88 Minutes is dumbly entertaining, and I honestly think that at least a decent thriller could have come out of its simple premise, but it was ruined by a bad direction, a terribly cliché-ridden writing, pathetic bad guys, boring good ones, and awful performances from everyone, except for Al Pacino, who at least seemed to be making an effort. The ending was beyond ridiculously bad, but since it was so idiotically fun, I'm not rating it lower.