Out of Time - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Out of Time Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 8, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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October 6, 2003
It's a great ride.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 6, 2003
I just wish they would have tried a little harder with the script.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
October 4, 2003
A consistent pleasure.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 3, 2003
Out of Time seems out of another time and place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 3, 2003
A well-performed, perfectly watchable thriller that's nonetheless as generic as its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2003
A shrewd thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 3, 2003
It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2003
The most purely entertaining thriller since No Way Out.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 3, 2003
It's great to see Franklin back in top form.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
October 3, 2003
Out of Time is probably Hollywood's most seamless suspense trap since The Fugitive.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 3, 2003
Incredible but fun noir.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
October 3, 2003
A solid thriller full of surprises.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
October 3, 2003
Despite its exciting moments the film is marred by contrivance and implausibilities.
| Original Score: C
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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.
| Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 3, 2003
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 3, 2003
A bleakly comic, palm-sweaty hoot.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 3, 2003
A solid little genre picture that does its work efficiently and with relish.
| Original Score: B
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 3, 2003
A taut bit of business.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 3, 2003
It's a great zircon, as big as the Ritz. Smile and enjoy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2003
Out of Time? More like Out of Ideas.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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John Anderson
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
October 2, 2003
Although it is briskly directed and enjoyably stylized, the film is shallow.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
October 2, 2003
Despite some lapses of logic, Out of Time puts the fun back into moviegoing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 2, 2003
Out of Time doesn't really make sense, but it's fun to watch.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 2, 2003
At its best, Franklin's work is stylish and headily atmospheric.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 2, 2003
[An] entertainingly deft sleight-of-hand thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 2, 2003
A throwaway thriller with some crowd-pleasing qualities.
| Original Score: B
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
September 30, 2003
A highly felicitous comedy of infidelities and busted-up romances.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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.