DVD 105 mins IMDB 6.5 (7,676 votes)
Out of Time
MGM (2003)
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(2004 )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Denzel Washington Matt Lee Whitlock
Eva Mendes Alex Diaz Whitlock
Sanaa Lathan Ann Merai Harrison
Dean Cain Chris Harrison
John Billingsley Chae
Robert Baker Tony Dalton
Alex Carter Cabot
Antoni Corone Deputy Baste
Terry Loughlin Agent Stark
Nora Dunn Dr. Donovan
Tony Dalton Robert Baker
James Murtaugh Dr. Frieland
Peggy Sheffield Judy Anderson
Evelyn Brooks Judy's Mom
Eric Hissom Hotel Clerk
Tom Hillmann Living Gift Salesman (as Tom Hilmann)

Director Carl Franklin; Xelinda Yancy
Producer Jesse Beaton; Stokely Chaffin; Jesse B'Franklin; Neal H. Moritz
Writer David Collard; Dave Collard
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Musician Graeme Revell
User Credit 1 Carole Kravetz
User Credit 2 Sharen Davis

Partly inspired by 1948's The Big Clock and its nominal 1987 remake No Way Out, the Denzel Washington thriller Out of Time is quite enjoyable if you ignore its implausible plotting. Like those earlier films, this reunion of Washington and his Devil in a Blue Dress director Carl Franklin is about a man--in this case the police chief (Washington) of sleepy Banyan Key, Florida--who falls into a trap set by others, sinks into legal quicksand of his own making, and must race the clock to extricate himself from a series of incriminating setbacks. The Florida setting adds welcome character to the potboiler plot, and Washington's screen-cred makes it easy to overlook the absurdities of rookie writer David Collard's screenplay. Eva Mendes is sharp and sensible as Washington's estranged wife (do you think they'll reconcile for a happy ending?), and the talented John Billingsley--whose portrayal of "Dr. Phlox" on TV's Enterprise is vastly underrated--is a constant delight as Washington's medical examiner, beer buddy and wily co-conspirator. It's hardly a classic, but Out of Time goes well with a big tub of popcorn. --Jeff Shannon

Edition Details
Barcode 027616901798
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/4/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Text 2 How do you solve a murder when all the evidence points to you.
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Trivia: The movie on the screen in Paul Cabot's hotel room is Legally Blonde (2001). (more)

Goofs: Continuity: Ana's bra is on then off then back on in her first love scene with Matt. (more)

Chae: [handing over the autopsy results] Hey - got a surprise for ya: Both of 'em were already dead when somebody turned them into smores.
Matt Lee Whitlock: What?
Alex Diaz Whitlock: Both of 'em?
Chae: No sign of smoke in their lungs. If they'd been alive when the place went up, their lungs would look like mine.

Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations (more)