With 88 minutes to solve his own murder, Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Gramm, a college professor who
ten-years ago was the expert witness that helped send serial killer
Jon Forster (Neal McDonough) to Death Row.
While leaving the court
room, Jon Forster, the Seattle Slayer looked into the eyes of Gramm
and whispered his revenge. From here the movie unfortunately becomes
a clichéd thriller as ten years after the court case, Gramm receives a
phone call that matches the threat he heard those many years ago.
From here, a game of cat and mouse begins as Gramm attempts to solve
this crime before he is the next victim.
Even though 88 minutes stars a star studded cast that includes Alicia Wiit, Leelee Sobieski
and of course the Godfather himself Al Pacino, director Jon Avnet
fails to link this story together successfully that at times seems
like a Greek tragedy and fails to create a truly thrilling
Even Pacino cannot turn 88 Minutes around in what at the end of the day
is an unfortunately predictable thriller that is not bad, nor is it
truly good. Definitely a movie when there's not too much available
which is a shame.