Two Minute Warning
Two Minute Warning (1976)

A nightmare of fear and panic unfolds as a lone gunman sets his sights on a sell-out crowd at a championship football game. Academy Award Nominations: Best Film Editing.

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: March 12, 1992
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I thought perhaps the movie would at least include a little pop sociology to soften its blood-letting. Not a chance. It's a cheerfully unashamed exploitation of two of our great national preoccupations, pro football and guns.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

Efficient enough as formula suspense, but it fails to confront the implications of its subject, preferring instead evasiveness and fast cynicism to pull it through.

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TV Guide

Another disaster movie that is the embodiment of the term.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

There is just enough energy remaining to make Two-Minute Warning an amusing time waster.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

Two Minute Warning, about a mad sniper in a crowded football stadium, has the suspense, the compassion, the human vision and the individual nuance you would expect in a movie about a foot stepping on an anthill.

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Clancy Sigel
The Spectator

In applauding the military tactics of the SWAT anti-terrorist squad, the picture justifies a kind of war psychology for civilians.

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Variety Staff

An off-the-beaten-track story of a football stadium crowd menaced by a sniper, combined with above-average plotting, acting and direction.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

While the acting styles of John Cassavetes and Charlton Heston clash like cymbals, director Larry Peerce preoccupies himself with grandstanding camerawork that does little to heighten tension or make us care for the potential targets.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Metaphorically, I don't WANT to eat Steak all the time. Sometimes I want a White Castle burger. Well, that's what this is. A White Castle burger.

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