88 MINUTES (2008 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

88 Minutes relies on shocking torture scenes, blood, gore, and open guts to deliver its 111 minutes of terror. Al Pacino is, as usual, up to his usual tough-to-beat professionalism and carries the entirety of this psychological thriller from its beginning to its shocking and startling end. The movie is not for the faint of heart.


Dr. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) becomes involved in a cat and mouse game with a serial killer.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jon Avnet for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers John Baldecchi, Lawrence Bender, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, George Furla, Josef Lautenschlager, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, and Andreas Thiesmeyer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kim Cummings (Alicia Witt), Lauren Douglas (Leelee Sobieski), Shelly Barnes (Amy Brenneman), Frank Parks (William Forsythe), Carol Lynn Johnson (Deborah Kara Unger), Mike Stempt (Ben McKenzie), Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), Sara Pollard (Leah Cairns), Guy LaForge (Stephen Moyer), Jeremy Guber (Christopher Redman), Defense Attorney (Trilby Glover), The Judge (Damien Leake), Johnny D’Franco (Brendan Fletcher), J.T. Rycker (Michael Eklund), Dale Morris (Kristina Copeland), and Janie Cates (Tammy Hui).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a particularly gruesome thriller that does not deliver a predictable story. There is nothing lacking here for audiences who are looking for a terror Hollywood style.

Ben Meyers

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