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Out of Time Reviews

October 6, 2003
It's a great ride.
October 6, 2003
I just wish they would have tried a little harder with the script.
October 4, 2003
A consistent pleasure.
October 3, 2003
Out of Time seems out of another time and place.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2003
Franklin is known for being good with actors, but Out Of Time also reveals his flair with machines, which too often dominate the plots of latter-day noirs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2003
A well-performed, perfectly watchable thriller that's nonetheless as generic as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2003
A shrewd thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
The most purely entertaining thriller since No Way Out.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
It's great to see Franklin back in top form.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 3, 2003
Out of Time is probably Hollywood's most seamless suspense trap since The Fugitive.
October 3, 2003
Incredible but fun noir.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
A solid thriller full of surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
Out of Time isn't entirely memorable, and it contains enough plot holes to drive a train through, but the movie is almost all pleasure, stand-up Hollywood entertainment without a trace of pretense, served straight up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
Despite its exciting moments the film is marred by contrivance and implausibilities.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 3, 2003
You gotta figure something's wrong when the best part of a Denzel Washington movie is John Billingsley.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2003
Soggy at the beginning, silly at the end, but often riveting in between, Out of Time is another Denzel Washington movie that's nowhere near as good as Denzel Washington.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 3, 2003
An overly constructed little thriller that squeezes a fair amount of suspense out of its far-fetched plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2003
Even folks who figure out the twist early on may find themselves clutching the armrests as Out of Time begins to run out of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
A bleakly comic, palm-sweaty hoot.
October 3, 2003
A solid little genre picture that does its work efficiently and with relish.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 3, 2003
A taut bit of business.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2003
It's a great zircon, as big as the Ritz. Smile and enjoy.
October 3, 2003
What little mystery finds its way onto the screen isn't much of a mystery at all. By Act 2, we know who did what to whom and why.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2003
Out of Time? More like Out of Ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2003
[S]uspension of disbelief, always necessary in a thriller, is required here in wholesale quantities. But in a movie like Out of Time I'm not looking for realism, I'm looking for a sense of style brought to genre material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2003
Gripping crime thriller that reunites Devil in a Blue Dress star Denzel Washington with director Carl Franklin and, in many ways, reinvents the genre.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2003
Although it is briskly directed and enjoyably stylized, the film is shallow.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2003
Despite the standard-issue ingredients -- the palm trees, the femme fatale, the dirty money -- there's something about the movie that sets it apart from the usual thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2003
Despite some lapses of logic, Out of Time puts the fun back into moviegoing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2003
Out of Time doesn't really make sense, but it's fun to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2003
Out of Time takes its time getting going, but once it finally reaches cruising speed, it moves along nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2003
At its best, Franklin's work is stylish and headily atmospheric.
October 2, 2003
[An] entertainingly deft sleight-of-hand thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2003
A throwaway thriller with some crowd-pleasing qualities.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 30, 2003
Out of Time is a generic thriller with nary a surprise in store for the experienced film noir viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2003
A highly felicitous comedy of infidelities and busted-up romances.
September 11, 2003
Working from a tight script by first-time screenwriter Dave Collard, Franklin moves the story at a brisk pace as his often-in-motion camera captures the sultry sensuality of a backwater coastal town.