Nick of Time

Nick of TimeBB.5

(out of 5)

 plays an innocent bystander whose daughter is suddenly kidnapped by unknown thugs and he finds out what he has to do to get her back:  assassinate an important political leader () ninety minutes from the time that he is instructed to do so. The nifty thing is, from that moment on the film plays in real time, actually taking ninety minutes to accomplish the story until the crucial moment. Unfortunately, director John Badham never finds enough to keep the story interesting within those ninety minutes, so Depp is constantly finding excuses to go to the bar for a drink. If you want a good film that plays with the same kind of storytelling device, rent Agnes Varda’s cool Cleo From 5 to 7; it’s not a thriller, but it’s a highly superior example of real-time filmmaking.

USA, 1995

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Produced by John Badham

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