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Critic Reviews for 88
88 runs for 88 minutes, but it really shouldn't. There's barely an hour of plot, revisited again and again in flash-cut montages designed to add an intensity the story itself can't muster.
88 is so bafflingly convinced it has a breakneck pace and a rat's maze of twisting plots that it can't make it five minutes without flashing back to something that happened just moments ago.
in the film's opening scene, a piece of text explain[s] authoritatively what a 'fugue state' is, and thus ensur[es] that what unfolds will forever remain Lynch for Dummies.
Audience Reviews for 88
I've always said that previews can be deceiving, because it's the job of the people who make them, to make any film look good, even something as bad as 88. The story itself had promise, featuring a young woman named Gwen (Katharine Isabelle), who wakes up on the side of the road with amnesia and a gun. In those first five minutes, the film looks decent enough, but it's pretty much all downhill from there. The film is centered on Gwen and utilizes flashbacks, to show her life before the amnesia, and what cased the amnesia, but they don't stop there, as they go from the present to flashbacks on just about every character you meet. If that wasn't confusing enough, that's when the flash forwards begin and once that happen, I was completely lost. Every thing in this movie flashes at the speed of light. and it is impossible to know what the hell is going on! The casting for this film also seemed like a bad joke, as you've got a star, who seems to be a reject from the real housewives of the trailer park, being chased by Christopher Lloyd. At nearly 80 years old, the man who brought Doc Brown to life, is one of the bad ass gangsters this girl works for, is afraid of, is in love with, who knows? And that's the point, no one know because no one can follow this movie! 88 is just one bad trip, that's all over the place and features a cast that is way to old to be believable. I don't say it often, but there is absolutely nothing redeeming about this movie and you should most certainly avoid it!
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