88 Minutes Reviews

July 6, 2019
Pacino is magnetic no matter what he's doing, even if his surroundings aren't quite up to par.
January 3, 2012
Lacking tension in its setting and empathy for its characters, 88 Minutes is a woeful excuse of a thriller thanks to the inept direction by Jon Avnet, who has forgotten to inject emotion and thrills in what can only be described as a bloated crime movie.
April 4, 2011
July 12, 2009
88 Minutes is the sort of overblown thriller in which every action, no matter how insignificant, is pregnant with portent, yet it's a film of nothing but red herrings.
February 12, 2009
Don't bother
October 3, 2008
The overwrought production, sieve-like plot and ludicrous characters merge into something genuinely hilarious. But that's clearly not what cast and crew were going for.
October 3, 2008
Ridiculous and ultimately disappointing thriller that stays just about watchable thanks to an amusing pair of performances by Shouty Al and his hairpiece.
October 3, 2008
October 3, 2008
Pacino looks half asleep throughout, no doubt concentrating solely on his cheque, while the script is a catalogue of clichés and contrivances.
October 3, 2008
Good Sunday afternoon entertainment but it won't hang around the multiplex for long.
October 3, 2008
Full of dreadful turns and awful dialogue ("There's been a breach in my most secure area!" mutters Al at one point), 88 Minutes is 107 too long.
October 3, 2008
It's called Eighty Eight minutes. But, in fact, it's one hundred and seven minutes of your life that you lose should you persevere with this witless thriller.
October 3, 2008
Interestingly, the more overblown and insincere a performance Pacino delivers in a film, the more self-important and bouffant his hair gets. Here, it's so towering it takes up 90 per cent of the screen.
October 3, 2008
There are more thrilling ways to spend 88 minutes, like counting from one to 5,208.
October 3, 2008
Now that this stupendously inept serial-killer flick has slithered into theaters, the diminutive legend had better clear room in his closet for another cinematic skeleton.
October 3, 2008
It verges on so-bad-it's-good territory, but just isn't entertaining enough. Lacking in tension and pace, poorly edited and starring wholly unsympathetic characters, this is just dull, drab and boring.
October 2, 2008
The kindest thing one can say is that director Jon Avnet and screenwriter Gary Scott Thompson bought a flatpack version of a thriller and then couldn't follow the instructions. Manuals can be confusing.
September 19, 2008
The movie runs blandly through its paces without generating an ounce of tension or suspense.
September 14, 2008
I should have walked out after 8 minutes.
September 9, 2008
While 88 Minutes is no 3:10 To Yuma, this beat-the-clock escape artist fare that's light on logic and heavy on the shoe leather, sustains sufficient breathlessly nerve-jangling lockdown for the duration, despite a couple of weirdly situated plot holes.