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Old 04-18-08, 05:04 PM
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88 Minutes (Al "hoo-ah!" Pacino)

It looks like this might be Al's career worst... but the reviews almost make me want to see it. Some hilarious quotes on Rotten Tomatoes...

"88 Minutes holds you in a state of acute suspense, keeping you wondering until the very last minute whether this is the worst Al Pacino movie ever made."

"I won't bother to catalog the movie's lapses in logic. Actually, it's misleading to call them lapses, because I'm hard-pressed to recall any logic to lapse from."

Anyone gonna see it?
Old 04-18-08, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Artman
It looks like this might be Al's career worst... but the reviews almost make me want to see it. Some hilarious quotes on Rotten Tomatoes...
I wouldn't call it his worst. I reserve that for the very shitty People I Know. It was pretty blah though.

Why is this coming out now? I rented it a year ago.
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I saw it a while back before it was supposed to be a theatrical release.

It wasn't cinematic at all, it looked and most importantly felt like it was made for TV.

The one true element of the film I couldn't stand was Leelee Sobieski. She was absolutely terrible. For the few who have seen it, you know exactly what I mean...especially her later appearances in the film.

Nice to see Ben McKenzie as I'm always interested in what actors from my favorite TV shows appear in, especially since I hadn't seen him as anything other than his O.C. character Ryan Atwood.
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Al Pacino's age and ego has reduced him to being a rather one dimensional hack...

a tragedy...

the last thing he did where he was superior is the US remake of 'Insomnia'... just off the top of my head...
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It's at %6 on RT, %4 for Top Critics on RT and %41 for RT Community.

You know what; I'll probably still pick this one up on Blu-ray (or DVD if they don't release it on BD). It's probably a very clichéd flick, but sometimes I need my fix of big, dumb action movies. I really like Pacino. I've always loved his work, and he seems like a really cool guy.
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Originally Posted by nateman
It's probably a very clichéd flick, but sometimes I need my fix of big, dumb action movies.
Except that it's not big by any means, and actually very light on action. Like I said, it's not cinematic, but has a made-for-TV feel and look. Only most TV is a lot bigger and action-packed than this film.
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I see a lot of films theatrically, but I'm passing on this one.
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I checked out IMDB.com and it looks like this film was shot in October 2005. So it's been sitting on the shelf for almost 2 1/2 years. I also noticed that it's being distributed by Tri-Star.....do they even release theatrical films anymore?

I also saw this film has already been released on DVD legally in many parts of Europe.
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It came out on DVD in France in February:
http://www.amazon.fr/88-minutes-Al-P...8579843&sr=8-1
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And this movie is a reunion for the cast of HEAT: Pacino and Brenneman..yay together again! In Heat, Pacino sees Brenneman waiting by the car...in 88 Minutes, they may have more screentime together! Buy you tickets now to find out!
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
In Heat, Pacino sees Brenneman waiting by the car...in 88 Minutes, they may have more screentime together! Buy you tickets now to find out!
She plays a lesbian in this film. Not that it's any kind of draw.
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It's one of the worse reviewed movies is the year.
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Nope, I won't see it. Looks terrible.

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Will it really be spoiling the film for anyone if I reveal who's responsible at the end?
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^I havn't seen it but based on your above post Im gonna guess its Leelee who is the killer.
I also wanna see this film even though I know its gonna suck. Pacino is one of my favorite actors and I find that even if the movie sucks it is usually worth watching just for his performance. Also I am surprised to see this is t he worst reviewed Pacino film ever considering Pacino was also in Gigli (a movie I really like actually).
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This movie was so absurd, it almost feel like I dreamt seeing it.

Just random weirdness:
- The terrible over-the-top female lawyer at the beginning trial. I didn't know it was possible to be a hammy attorney.
- The fact that Al Pacino's character lives in a world where hardcore hip hop seems to be the only type of music.
- The milk and cookies scene
- The exploding car that draws no attention
Spoiler:
- The killer's scheme, which can't seem to decide if it's about killing Al or framing him, since the way it's done they pretty much have to pick one or the other

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Anybody see Al at the premiere. Jeebus, he looks bad, bad like Gary Oldman in Dracula:

http://www.tmz.com/2008/04/17/al-pacino-charred-face/
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Originally Posted by chanster
Anybody see Al at the premiere. Jeebus, he looks bad, bad like Gary Oldman in Dracula:

http://www.tmz.com/2008/04/17/al-pacino-charred-face/
Ha. How long will it be till he re-emerges with pulled back skin? Like Kenny Rogers and Burt Reynolds.

He is 67. But I prefer the old-man look more than the 'damn faulty tanning bed timer' look.
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Thought that was an Al Pacino imitator at first.
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I hope he has dignity not to get more face lifts.
He had it done if you compare his 70's films to his 80's films.
Look at his eyes.
I believe his film resume is more crap movies than great films by now.
Jack Nickelson has more great films than crap.
Dustin Hoffman is close.
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I would still take Pacinos past 10 films (88 minutes, Oceans 13, 2 for the Money {i guess he likes his movies with numbers in em?}, The Merchant of Venice, Angels in America, Gigli, The Recruit, People I know, S1m0ne, Insomnia) over De Niro's past 10 films (Stardust, The good Shepherd, Hide and Seek,The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Meet The Fockers, Godsend, Shark Tale, Analyze That, City by the Sea, Showtime).
They have both made a few unimpressive films this decade but hopefully they will bounce back some of their upcoming projects sound very promising.

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