Death, then a stretch

January 29, 2008

Here’s a question…what is the problem with this film (as expressed through its trailer)?

I haven’t seen it–maybe it’s a masterpiece–but it seems to me that when a film opens up with someone saying to the hero “You have 88 minutes to live”, then it’s hardly a huge blow to find out that the police are after him too. What is the audience supposed to think? “Oh no! He’s only got an hour and a half to live! Not only that, he might go to prison!” If I do go and see it would be out of curiosity over whether it overcomes this self-imposed handicap rather than any concern over the fate of Al Pacino.

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