Out of Time (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Out of Time (2003)



Critic Consensus: A fun and stylish thriller if you can get past the contrivances.

Movie Info

Director Carl Franklin and actor Denzel Washington team up again (following 1995's Devil in a Blue Dress) for the crime thriller Out of Time. Washington stars as Matt Lee Whitlock, the well-respected chief of police in a quiet Florida community. While in the process of getting a divorce from fellow detective Alexandra (Eva Mendez), Matt engages in an affair with his high school sweetheart Anne (Sanaa Lathan). Unfortunately, Anne is married to the extremely jealous Chris (Dean Cain), a former pro football player who works as a security guard. After a major murder occurs in the community, Matt finds himself the main suspect. With the help of his medical examiner pal Chae (John Billingsley), Matt must solve the case before he is found guilty himself. Out of Time premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, violence and some language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: David Collard, Dave Collard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2004
Box Office: $40.9M
MGM/UA - Official Site


Denzel Washington
as Matt Lee Whitlock
Eva Mendes
as Alex Diaz Whitlock
Sanaa Lathan
as Ann Merai Harrison
Dean Cain
as Chris Harrison
Tony Dalton
as Robert Baker
Robert Baker
as Tony Dalton
Antoni Corone
as Deputy Baste
Terry Loughlin
as Agent Strark
Nora Dunn
as Dr. Donovan
James Murtaugh
as Dr. Frieland
Tom Hillmann
as Robert Guillette
Ed Amatrudo
as Arson Investigator
Peggy Sheffield
as Judy Anderson
Evelyn Brooks
as Judy's Mom
Eric Hissom
as Hotel Clerk
Tom Hilmann
as Living Gift Salesman
Parris Buckner
as Dr. Shider
Arian Waring Ash
as Dental Assistant
Mike Pniewski
as Agent White
Veryl E. Jones
as Agent Fetzer
Tim Ware
as Fire Chief
Edward Amatrudo
as Arson Investigator
Neil Brown Jr.
as Morgue Attendant
David Negorn
as Sketch Artist
O.L. Duke
as Detective Bronze
David J. Negron Jr.
as Sketch Artist
Steve Raulerson
as Man Serving Divorce ...
Suzanne Grant
as Screaming Woman
Dorothy A. Healy
as Woman in Lobby
David J. Negron Jr.
as Sketch Artist
Michael Pniewski
as Agent White
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Critic Reviews for Out of Time

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (41)

Best for older teens and their parents.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

This generically titled mystery thriller is slow to catch on but holds joyous moments of suspense once it kicks in.

Full Review… | June 14, 2009

In spite of decent performances from the main cast, Carl Franklin's thriller is listless and very weak.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

...tremendously entertaining throughout...

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

Second-rate Hitchcock.

Full Review… | May 4, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

Franklin seems to be aware that the audience knows what is going to happen.

Full Review… | February 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Out of Time

A refreshingly great storyline and surprisingly a great Thriller for one of the lesser known Denzel Washington films.

The pressure felt by the main character in the movie is portrayed well and felt throughout and provided a constant feeling of frustration of 'if only you'd just ....'

Very enjoyable, a great understated Trhiller.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

just suppose everything you knew,everything you trusted,became a lie. For Matt Lee Whitlock,(denzil washington) that nightmare has become a reality.
when Banyan Key is shocked by a double homicide, Matt starts his investigation,and as details of the case begin to surface, all of the evidence seems to point to Matt as the prime suspect. its really a race against time for matt to solve the murder,before others start to uncover the clues and point the finger at him.
love denzil he is one of my fave actors~!
i enjoyed this flim

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

Denzel wearing a Hawaiian shirt for 1.7 hours amongst fine woman and Dean Cain! I must chastise the filmmaker for not including "Out of Touch" by Hall and Oates in the opening or closing credits, would have been perfect. "You're out of touch, I'm OUT OF TIME", that's chocolate icing.

Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

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