This movie is a piece of crap, but not as bad as the critic community says it is. Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a forensic psychiatrist that ends up being caught up in a strange frame job with a copycat killer. And, he receives a call from a voice that says he has 88 minutes to live.
There are so many problems that I don’t even know where to begin. I can forgive the some of the lazy plot points, but some are just unforgivable. The story doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be, a Scream movie or a simple thriller. So, instead we get an unfocused movie that pretty much doesn’t go anywhere. However, what’s even worst about the movie is the direction.
Director Jon Avnet simply doesn’t care about the movie. He films some scenes like Michael Bay, short and choppy, and then shows us long boring scenes with little editing. He throws in some rap music at weird times during certain scenes that make no sense. The direction is just plain bad, and it hurts the film. Perhaps if they had a better director, this movie could have been something.
I like Pacino, but he looks like he’s tired and bored. But, he does get to hang out with the very lovely redheaded Alicia Witt and I’d spend an entire movie with her too. Damn, she’s cute. However, surrounding Pacino with hot women, which there isn’t a lack of here, doesn’t make for a good movie.
With poor writing and direction, the movie will never be remembered as a Pacino classic. Now that I’ve seen how badly Jon Avnet has screwed this movie up, I’m dreading his new movie Righteous Kill, which also stars Al Pacino.
~Some people call Leelee Sobieski a “butter face”, but I think she’s cute. Her acting in this movie sucks though.
~Tick Toc Doc: Worst line ever.
~The movie isn’t as bad as the folks at Rotten Tomatoes claim, but it is stupid
Al: “Can we do this scene again? This time I want land on top of her, whoo-haaa.”
Weird voice guy: “Hello, Sidney. What’s your favorite scary movie?”
Al: “Wrong number and movie, buddy.”
Weird voice guy: “Uh, sorry.”
Al: “I was in the Godfather, now I’m doing this crap… Please shoot me.”