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Out of Time Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Out of Time seems out of another time and place. Remember "Presumed Innocent?"

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Cross "Body Heat" with "No Way Out" and you wind up with Out of Time, a slick crime melodrama with more style than substance.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Mr. Franklin has always been easy with quicksilver moods -- and Mr. Washington is terrifically appealing as a fool for love who loses his cool as he learns about fear.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Entertainingly deft sleight-of-hand thriller.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    It's a twisty, hell-for-leather crime thriller, and director Carl Franklin gives it all the slick, modern trimmings.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Best for older teens and their parents.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some steamy sexual situations that are right up at the limit of the PG-13 rating. Characters use some strong language. Characters drink and smoke, one to excess. Violence includes gunplay, death from a fall, and a brief shot of charred dead bodies. Inter-racial relationships and marriages are refreshingly portrayed as commonplace, one of the movie's strengths.

  • Families can talk about where Matt's turning point was and whether he would have been more likely to tell the truth if not for his complicated relationship with Alex.

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Honesty is the central theme of this film.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: A strong, racially diverse cast features powerful and determined individuals.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Tense peril and gunplay, characters killed, brief graphic shot of charred bodies. Intense peril.

  • sex false5

    Sex: The movie includes some steamy sexual situations that are right up at the limit of the PG-13 rating; adultery.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking, character drinks too much.