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"They didn't kill me; I was dead already," is the statement uttered by Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid), an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin who has been poisoned by a slow-acting toxin and who has twenty-four hours to track down his killers before he ceases to exist. Remade from the 1949 Rudolph Mate thriller by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the co-directors jazz up the old luridness with slap-up doggishness that boosts the intensity-level higher than it deserves to go. Cornell is a burned-out novelist trying to hold on to tenure at the university while… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cannot even stand in the shadow of the 1950 original, but stylish and entertaining all the same."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The "film noir on campus" idea works surprisingly well"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Enough inventive moments to make it interesting"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The derivative and often silly screenplay by Charles Edward Pogue doesn't give the actors much to do except wish they never signed on to this sinking ship."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It's not on the same level as the original, but it still manages a few enjoyable twists."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Meg best stuff is behind her."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"Reasonably entertaining, but mostly tired remake"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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