88 Minutes
88 Minutes (2008)

Jon Avnet directs Al Pacino in the thriller 88 Minutes. Pacino plays university professor Jack Gramm, who occasionally assists the FBI in matters of forensic psychiatry. His recent testimony against a freshly convicted criminal seems to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 88 Minutes is a shockingly inept psychological thriller that expertly squanders the talent at hand.

David Fear
Time Out

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's quite possibly the worst movie of 2008 so far.

Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The galumphing serial-killer picture 88 Minutes is dumb enough to be straight out of the parodies in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

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.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The preposterous "88 Minutes" is a serial killer movie starring Al Pacino's festival of hair.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Don't bother

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Pacino made me stick with it, and supporting players Alicia Witt and Neil McDonough weren't entirely awful. As for the rest of it... ugh. Terrible… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Oh, Al Pacino, what happened? Once you were one of our most acclaimed thespians; now you star in crap like this "thriller," whose implausible… More
Alex roy
88 Minutes is the worst film of 2008. The film considering who was involved (Al Pacino) such a cinematic legend might of been good. Unfortunately, it… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The script doesn't offer many good surprises and Avnet's direction is only by the book, but the greatest problem is the unconvincing poor ending.
Mark Walker
Director Jon Avnet released this film with Al Pacino just before "Righteous Kill" where he reteamed Al with Bob. If you have seen the disaster that… More
Alice Shen
Who has time to crimp her hair in the middle of a murder plot? Terrible dialogue, mawkish personal stories, and extremely simplistic discoveries.

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