Tuesday, June 23, 2015

7 Minutes (2014)

7 MINUTES is a mostly solid heist film that only wobbles in it's closing moments.

Taking its title from the amount of time that a robbery should take if it all goes well, the film is the story of said robbery, which goes horribly horribly wrong.  Starting at the beginning of the robbery and then flashing back and forth through time the film is look not only at the robbery but what brought the three friends to the point of desperation where the job is the best possible choice.

A well made and well acted film the script is perfectly put together in order to maximize tension. Give everyone connected to the film credit they understand that we need characters to care about and they give us those as well. You really feel for the guys when the best fatherly advice they can get is "don't get caught"

For most of the films running time the film is super. Its a taut little thriller. The problem with the film is that as it gets into its final minutes the film takes a turn or two that didn't work for me. It bothered me so much that when I finished the film I went looking around the internet in order to find out what other people thought. Some people liked it and some people didn't. I fall into the didn't group. (and I would love to tell you what it is but its the end and I don't want to spoil it.)  While the end doesn't kill the film it did lessen it a noticeable degree.

The film hits VOD and theaters this Friday and is worth seeing.

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