88 Minutes Synopsis
A forensic psychiatrist (Al Pacino) has less than 90 minutes to find the source of a death threat.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If you're like me and think that any Pacino movie is sort of worth seeing, so long as he never says, "Hoo-ha," then 88 Minutes won't be a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
88 Minutes proves itself to be a maddeningly mediocre, ineptly manipulative "real-time" thriller.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is easily one of the silliest, most preposterous thrillers ever made, and the only reason it didn't go straight to video has to be...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I've seen Pacino over the edge. This is not it. He looks pooped and pickled. Maybe being the only thing standing between a megaplex opening...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I'm guessing it's the pressure of an idiot script by Gary Scott Thompson and understandably clueless direction from Jon Avnet that forces...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This may be the most preposterous movie of the year. It is certainly the most ridiculous movie starring an Oscar-winning actor.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The preposterous 88 Minutes is a serial killer movie starring Al Pacino's festival of hair.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This ridiculous thriller would be hard-pressed to last much longer than its title in theaters before doing time on DVD, as is already the...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This slimy, slug-minded mystery thriller starts out dead on arrival and then, like three-day-old fish, gets really bad really fast.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A stinker, the more so for the thespian excesses of the accomplished cast.
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Just saw the press preview of this junk of a movie. Totally UNBELIEVABLE plot. Utterly predictable. Totally BAD acting. Totally complete WASTE OF TIME. Al Pacino at his WORST. Was smoking...

Bad acting with a lot of cheese

By H3OIndra
I was surprised to see that 88 was releasing this week. I assumed it was a cheesy old movie when I saw it last September while traveling in Guatemala with subtitles en espanol. Now I have no idea...

Dr. Pacino

By joesteph
The psychologist is wrapped up in a psychological maze, and the way through takes interesting twists and turns. It's straightforward in depicting sadistic murder, so that may not be for everyone to...


By mo_butter
Al Pacino is "Hans Solo" in 88 MINUTES...which he hasn't done in a long time. But to enjoy anything about this movie, you truly must be an Al Pacino fan. That means having seen him in more than...

88 Minutes...Wish it was less...

By travinator121611
I was amped to see the movie when i received free movie passes to see a sneak preview. Right of the bat the acting was horrid... the only decent actors were Al Pacino and William Forsythe. The movie...

Pacino still has it

By RandytheMovieFan
The good news/bad news is that Al Pacino dominates this movie. He's good, but the rest of the cast barely registers. The script is far-fetched and full of holes. So unless you either a Pacino...

I confess ...

By Oceanguy
After seeing the "At The Movies" review I waited for online line release. Still, I was dissappointed. There is so much of this film that is out right idiotic that is is impossible to enjoy any...

88 Minutes

By mdk4dude
This is a great movie. It is full of suspence and keeps you in your seat until the end. I read a professional review and he was full of beans. I dont think he ever saw the movie. Trust me this is...


By leena27
I groan and sighed practically throughout the whole movie. In one word it SUCKED! I was just shocked at how truly bad it was. I was simply speechless, but now some words come mind when I think of...

Why did you do it Al?

By insuraider
I went to see 88 minutes opening night, as I always do for any Al Pacino film. The movie had been rated a dog in the newspaper, however I went with an open mind. This movie left me asking why and...

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Rated R | For disturbing violent content, brief nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Serial killer thriller runs out of time, momentum.
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