Entertainment Weekly - 10/10/2003
"...[An] entertainingly deft sleight-of-hand thriller..."
Rolling Stone - 10/30/2003
"...It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it....Director Carl Franklin turns on the tension..."
New York Times - 10/03/2003
"...[The film] offers the vibrations of dynamism of a filmmaker in tune with his craft..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/03/2003
"...There's something about the movie that sets it apart from the usual thriller....[Franklin] knows that it means something when a character throws a punch or fires a gun..."
Variety - 09/15/2003
"...Tasty....Franklin draws excellent work from Lathan, who sizzles in her intimate scenes..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/03/2003
"...Washington is one of the most likable of actors, which is essential to this character..."
Uncut - 01/01/2004
"[D]irector Carl Franklin here confirms his mastery of the crime novel..."
Carl Franklin and Denzel Washington (DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS) reteam for this hilariously refreshing noir thriller. Washington is Matt Lee Whitlock, police chief of a small Florida town just outside of Miami. In the process of getting a divorce from the woman he still loves, Alex (the sultry Eva Mendes), Chief Whitlock has begun to have an affair with Anne (Sanaa Lathan), wife of abusive ex-football quarterback Chris Harrison (Dean Cain). When he learns that Anne has terminal cancer and doesn't have long to live, Whitlock's stupidity gets the better of him. He steals $450,000 cash that is waiting to be sent to the feds in order to help her out. But when both Anne and Chris's dead bodies are discovered the next morning, all of the signs point to Whitlock. As the clamps begin to tighten and the excuses begin to lose their already shaky groundings, Whitlock must use his cunning to track down the money and clear his name once and for all. Gleefully subverting typical film noir conventions, first-time screenwriter David Collard's script is an utter delight. Featuring outstanding supporting turns from Lathan and Mendes, OUT OF TIME is a rollicking ride through the swampy haze of southern Florida.
Murder Investigations |
Small Town Life |
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