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Nick of Time (1995)

Directed by:
John Badham

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
I siste sekund

RUNNING TIME
90 minutes

Produced by:
John Badham
Written by:
Patrick Shaene Duncan


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Gene Watson Johnny Depp
Lynn Watson Courtney Chase -
Huey Charles S. Dutton
Mr. Smith Christopher Walken
Ms. Jones Roma Maffia
Governor Eleanor Grant Marsha Mason -
Brendan Grant Peter Strauss -
Krista Brooks Gloria Reuben -
Officer Trust Bill Smitrovich -
Mystery Man G. D. Spradlin -

 

Review

Classically structured and told thriller from John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Stakeout), starring a sympathetic Johnny Depp and a routinely solid Christopher Walken. This is fast-paced, genre-based moviemaking, a film that aims medium high and hits close to the mark. With gritty aesthetics and familiar Hollywood mechanisms, Badham's goal here is 90 minutes of constant suspense in the form of a real-time race against the clock. It's cramped and rather silly, but the stream of events and sense of movement make it fairly effective nonetheless.

Copyright 15.06.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 07.11.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)