88 Minutes Reviews

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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
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.
April 25, 2008
If you like your women half-naked, strung upside-down from pulleys, and sliced like deli meat, this is the movie for you. Whether the victims are more tortured than the plot is a serious question.
April 21, 2008
Nothing would give me keener pleasure than to reveal the identity of the killer, but a day after seeing the film I have genuinely forgotten.
April 21, 2008
It's quite possibly the worst movie of 2008 so far.
April 21, 2008
The galumphing serial-killer picture 88 Minutes is dumb enough to be straight out of the parodies in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
April 18, 2008
The preposterous "88 Minutes" is a serial killer movie starring Al Pacino's festival of hair.
April 18, 2008
This movie is Battlefield Earth bad. It's 10,000 B.C. bad. It's bad with a side of fries and a cherry cola.
April 18, 2008
Not merely Pacino's over-mannered, near-histrionic performance, but the movie itself could be characterized as busy, busy, busy. It's so full of plot twists and revelations and exploding sports cars that its very perkiness comes to seem comic.
April 18, 2008
An inane thriller whose major fear factor hinges on a menacing phone call, the film also relies on a silly phrase intended to fill the viewer with unspeakable terror: 'Tick tock, Doc.'
April 18, 2008
The only enjoyable elements to this film are Pacino's impressively hardworking hair (no matter how bad Jack Gramm's day gets, his exuberant hair looks fabulous).
April 18, 2008
Too bad the sober tone only makes for a movie that pretends at seriousness but that can't really be taken seriously.
April 18, 2008
Although it's often laugh-out-loud laughably bad, 88 Minutes is mostly just a slog.
April 18, 2008
Avnet lays all this stuff out before us with a straight face -- the picture is humorless and witless.
April 18, 2008
Try as he might to 'hoo-ha' some life into this stupendously stupid thriller, Al Pacino can't disguise the desperation of this CSI wanna-be.
April 18, 2008
A maddeningly mediocre, ineptly manipulative 'real-time' thriller. (A real-time thriller that's almost 20 minutes longer than its title suggests.)
April 18, 2008
Markedly un-thrilling.
April 18, 2008
When the doubting-cop character in a movie like this asks the hero 'Do you have any idea how absurd that sounds?' -- well, he's really voicing the screenwriter's own darkest fears.
April 18, 2008
88 Minutes holds you in a state of acute suspense, keeping you wondering until the very last minute whether this is the worst Al Pacino movie ever made.
April 18, 2008
This slimy, slug-minded mystery thriller starts out dead on arrival and then, like three-day-old fish, gets really bad really fast. And it stays bad, ensnaring its star and every other cast member in its wretched net.
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