Out of Time Synopsis
Chief Whitlock (Washington) must solve a double homicide before he falls under suspicion.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a twisty, hell-for-leather crime thriller, and director Carl Franklin gives it all the slick, modern trimmings.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Entertainingly deft sleight-of-hand thriller.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Franklin has always been easy with quicksilver moods -- and Mr. Washington is terrifically appealing as a fool for love who loses his...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A shrewd thriller that takes the time-honored plot about an innocent man wrongfully accused and gives it a film-noir twist.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The tension of Matt having to work alongside his wife without being able to trust her provides the movie's real electricity, sexual and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Franklin has enormous fun using these varied technologies to ramp up the suspense in a movie that is the most purely entertaining thriller...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An overly constructed little thriller that squeezes a fair amount of suspense out of its far-fetched plot.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Cross "Body Heat" with "No Way Out" and you wind up with Out of Time, a slick crime melodrama with more style than substance.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Out of Time seems out of another time and place. Remember "Presumed Innocent?"
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Good stuff.

By DrewGuru
I wish everything was more thoroughly explained, but I do like a thriller that makes you think a little bit to keep up....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Best for older teens and their parents.
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