88 Minutes

Year: 2007
Production Co: Milennium Films
Director: Jon Avnet
Producer: Jon Avnet
Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, LeeleeSobieski, William Forsythe, Neal McDonough
As I read in one review of this film, just how does an Al Pacino movie go straight to DVD?

Watch it and you'll understand. Not that it's bad - it's quite slick and well put together. It's just that after a career comprised of The Gofather films, Scarface and a dozen other classics, this is the sort of movie Pacino could (and has done here) with his eyes closed and his hand tied behind his back.

He plays a criminal profiler inexplicably surrounded with young, beautiful women dying to get him into bed, and when he gets a phone call one morning telling him he'll be dead in 88 minutes, he and his cohorts immediately assume it's the snarling serial killer due to be put to death the same day (McDonough), pulling the strings from behind bars. The race is on.

Pacino slums it, his beautiful co-star Alicia Witt looks as comfortable as a drama junior struggling with the rehearsal of a new project, and the whole thing is very run of the mill.

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