88 Minutes Review
Written by: Meh
88 Minutes is a new dark thriller about a killer that likes to hang women up side down, rape and mutilate them. The R rated film certainly makes the killer sound dastardly and evil but its about as tame as it gets. If your expecting SAW you better take a step back. 88 Minutes is no SAW.
In 88 Minutes, Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Gramm, a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, before his time runs out.
The character that Al Pacino plays in this movie is so beyond belief and so ludicrous its the kind of thing that makes you want to throw your drink at the television screen. He plays a Doctor but yet somehow hes able to command FBI agents and tell them what to do, order search warrants, run around with a gun getting into gun fights and all kinds of other insane and highly un-plausible things. They set out to cast Pacino it seems and forgot 'oh shit wait.. hes not playing a cop'. Or at least they forgot he wasnt and decided screw it let him be a Doctor who acts like a Cop.
The movie is so un-believable and so lame that I think I would rather go clean my toilet then watch this movie again. I love Pacino and cant think of another movie of his that I hate but 88 Minutes not makes the list. Despite a great cast of actors the weak writing, lame plot and a storyline that jumps all over the place like a clown on crack.. you end up with a movie that is complete garbage. Avoid 88 Minutes like the plague. If you want to see a good thriller along the same lines that isnt insultingly bad go watch a classic like Silence of the Lambs.