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  • Summary: 96 Minutes is the story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Apr 27, 2012
    75
    96 Minutes is a mere introduction to Sociology 101, but it's brisk enough to rustle the reading list and keep the conversation alive.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Apr 23, 2012
    70
    Despite the over-familiarity of its once-trendy time-tripping plot structure, 96 Minutes maintains a brisk pace and generates a satisfying degree of suspense with its credibly contrived tale of disparate lives forever changed by a violent carjacking.
  3. Reviewed by: Benjamin Mercer
    Apr 24, 2012
    70
    The narrative machinery grows creakier as the plot advances, and the film is a bit too strident about some of the issues at play, but 96 Minutes is admirably knotty nonetheless.
  4. Reviewed by: Jonathan Pacheco
    Apr 23, 2012
    50
    Director Aimee Lagos seems to be at odds with her own film, like a well-meaning but controlling parent hell-bent on choosing a child's college, major, and fraternity for them.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Apr 26, 2012
    40
    The film feels overstuffed and overcooked, as if the filmmaker were trying to get too much out all in one go.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 24, 2012
    40
    The film cuts with such precision that there's scarcely any room to breathe; it's the rare thriller that is perhaps too tightly structured.
  7. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Apr 25, 2012
    33
    Lagos draws strong performances from her young cast, as well as David Oyelowo, who plays Ross' uncle and guardian, but they don't have much to work with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 28, 2013
    7
    This movie is both compelling and thrilling and is a real work of Hollywood. This film should've went to theaters internationally. There was some parts of the movie that needed work. This movie is very emotional towards the ending. If your looking for an action thriller, this movie isn't that at all. This movie is a good work of the indie/independent drama. The movie isn't low budget because it faced a $2 million budget. This movie is something you call entertainment but you call it as well a compelling scenario on one of the real life situations people around the world. This movie has a meaning. Therefore Story is a 10/10, Editing is a 7/10, Acting is 9/10, Sound Mixing is a 6/10, Sound mic from the boom is a 7/10, and finally camera movement and shot composition is 8/10 Expand

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