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  • Summary: In 88 Minutes, Dr. Jack Gramm, a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, before his time runs out. (TriStar Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 25 out of 27
  1. If you're like me and think that any Pacino movie is sort of worth seeing, so long as he never says, "Hoo-ha," then 88 Minutes won't be a total disappointment.
  2. This business of the 88 minutes ticking away is a pale imitation of the old "High Noon" ploy of playing out suspense in real time. After a while, though, I began to take a perverse pleasure in wallowing in the awfulness of it all.
  3. Not merely Pacino's over-mannered, near-histrionic performance, but the movie itself could be characterized as busy, busy, busy. It's so full of plot twists and revelations and exploding sports cars that its very perkiness comes to seem comic.
  4. Every actor and actress involved seems to have been instructed to act as guilty as possible and, in this at least, they're entirely convincing. Not guilty of murder, perhaps, but of a really unfortunate career choice.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    This may be the most preposterous movie of the year. It is certainly the most ridiculous movie starring an Oscar-winning actor.
  6. 20
    One small step for bad filmmaking and one giant leap for the increasing insignificance of the former Michael Corleone.
  7. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    0
    We may have to sit through worse films to come this year, but with any luck, there'll be none as guilelessly, idiotically misogynist as this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 35
  2. Negative: 14 out of 35
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    A really cool, fast-paced, energetic, sometimes original little thriller, an obscure gem, i haven't been hurled deeper into my seat since, oh, v for vendetta, maybe? Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    10
    Good clean stupid fun
  3. Sep 17, 2012
    10
    interesting, well acted, and energetic, al pacino may be growing up, but he certainly isn't growing old, all those who like simple, fast-paced thrillers will enjoy. Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2012
    10
    one of the best films i've seen all year, it astounds me how people don't like this, you guys are really missing out on a fun, intense thriller, but, to each his own, i guess... Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2011
    9
    I saw this movie yesterday on TV and I thought it was pretty good! There was an interesting plot, interesting characters, good acting and I was always wondering what was going to happen next. Then I hopped on Metacritic after the movie ended and I was absolutely shocked to see such negative reviews for a good movie. It's a 8.5/10 for me, which rounds up to 9. Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2011
    8
    Wow, I was shocked to see how many people disliked this film. It had its flaws, yes but it was overly entertaining and really provided suspense. I can't see how people rate these type of films lower than, say, Transformers 2. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2011
    0
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