1:54 Reviews

February 22, 2019
Emotions are raw and vivid, and there are also moments of earthy humour and hopefulness to balance the story's bleak edges.
October 8, 2018
It's common for filmmakers to appear out of touch when making contemporary films dealing with bullying, often over-sensationalising and losing grip of reality. For Yan England's film to feel grounded is something of an achievement.
March 12, 2018
"1:54" intends to be a straight-shooting social drama about the multifaceted problem of bullying in the digital age, but it's out of touch with how real teenagers think and act and communicate. It's a modern film that feels like a relic.
March 9, 2018
A potentially meaningful movie that hands us a double dose of despair when a ray of hope was needed.
February 26, 2018
... 1:54 is so convinced of its own convictions that it fails to recognize that it's running towards the wrong goal.
March 20, 2017
This timely Quebecois drama can sometimes creep too far into afterschool special territory, but the intense emotions on display give it a certain raw staying power.
December 9, 2016
It's all quite conventional but packs a powerful punch, in large part thanks to Pilon's nuanced performance.