88 Minutes

88 Minutes
88 Minutes
  • R
  • 1h 47m
  • 2008
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A college professor (Al Pacino), who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat that says he has only 88 minutes to live. To save his life, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, which include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover and a serial killer on death row.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: 88 Minutes is a shockingly inept psychological thriller that expertly squanders the talent at hand.
Time Out
David Fear

Now that this stupendously inept serial-killer flick has slithered into theaters, the diminutive l...

March 3, 2019
Jonathan F. Richards

If you like your women half-naked, strung upside-down from pulleys, and sliced like deli meat, thi...

June 21, 2017
New Yorker
Anthony Lane

Nothing would give me keener pleasure than to reveal the identity of the killer, but a day after s...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

It's quite possibly the worst movie of 2008 so far.

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Serial killer thriller runs out of time, momentum.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this dark thriller isn't meant for kids. It focuses on a cat-and-mouse game between a serial killer and the doctor responsible for sending him to death row: The contest is irrational on both sides, leading to aggression and murder. Violent imagery includes women being tortured: The killer likes to leave them hanging upside down in their underwear, blood dripping from deep cuts. Weapons include guns and scalpels. Female characters show lots of skin; at one point, a naked woman appears in in the hero's apartment (nothing explicit is shown). Language includes "f--k" and other profanity. Characters drink, get drunk, and talk about drinking.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:April 18, 2008
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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