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96 Minutes (2012)



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96 Minutes is the spellbinding story of a carjacking and four kids caught in the hair-raising chaos of one night. The story builds to a thrilling climax as it intercuts between the car and the beginning of that day, following the separate stories of each kid - where they come from, who they are, and how they all ended up in one car on this fateful night. With incredible performances by a young cast, this riveting moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to our past. Not all of them are innocent, not all of them survive, but in these 96 minutes the choices they each make will change their lives forever. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for violent content and pervasive language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Aimee Lagos
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 29, 2012
Arc Entertainment - Official Site


Elena Varela
as ER Doctor
Adam Trahan
as Michael
Sonja Perryman
as Dre's Teacher
Anna Enger
as Rachel
Sylvia Jeffries
as Kevin's Mom
Hosea Chanchez
as Officer Grooms
Charles Black
as Convenience Store Cl...
Michael Scialabba
as Cop at Hospital
Sope Aluko
as Prison Worker
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Critic Reviews for 96 Minutes

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

The plot doesn't spiral; it falls with a thud and then just lies there.

Full Review… | May 5, 2012
Top Critic

"96 Minutes" is a mere introduction to Sociology 101, but it's brisk enough to rustle the reading list and keep the conversation alive.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

The talented Mr. Ross makes Dre's panic and adrenaline-fueled behavior all too believable. You watch as he sees his horizons dim. What could be sadder?

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The feature debut of writer-director Aimee Lagos, the film feels overstuffed and overcooked, as if the filmmaker were trying to get too much out all in one go.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Like 21 Grams minus the breadth, acting, or visual style, Aimee Lagos' first feature follows two pairs of friends on a collision course.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for 96 Minutes

A story of kids from different parts of town coming together on one unexpected night and the concequences they have to deal with. It was a pretty good movie.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

A decent little indie drama showing a carjacking from both the victim and perpetrator point of view. It all comes together with the downfall of a young man who was trying to do right, but was hanging with the wrong people at the wrong time.

96 minutes is a story of two boy from the poor side of town and their fatal collision one night with two privileged girls in a carjacking gone wrong. There isn't much to say about this one; its got a Crash vibe to it where it analyzes people in a sociological aspect, often using flashbacks. Unlike Crash however, these sequences are abrupt and choppily placed in the movie and it could get disorienting.

My main criticism is the poor acting jobs. Brittany Snow is adaquet, but the real weakness is the two male leads. Evan Ross at times is okay, but he often delivers his dialogue in a forced manner. Trautmann portrays am obnoxious wannabe gangster, and he could be absolutely terrible, constantly yelling and spitting words as he tried to talk tough, making him difficult to understand.

It was just a tedious film overall, despite not the poorest of setups regarding suspension building. I was too annoyed to care about the film and it wasn't as intelligent as I hoped.

96 Minutes Quotes

Dre: That night... I became everything I vowed night to be.
– Submitted by Timothy L (4 years ago)

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