Out of Time

Out of Time

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Director: Carl Franklin, Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan

Cast: Carl Franklin, Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan

     
 

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Fairly conventional as a thriller, this Denzel Washington vehicle doesn't hide it's clichés, but this disc makes a good movie all the more watchable. While the 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is not what one would hope for, with most sound centered up front and very insignificant use of the surrounds, the 2.35:1 transfer, anamorphic of course, is exceptional. Color is

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Fairly conventional as a thriller, this Denzel Washington vehicle doesn't hide it's clichés, but this disc makes a good movie all the more watchable. While the 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is not what one would hope for, with most sound centered up front and very insignificant use of the surrounds, the 2.35:1 transfer, anamorphic of course, is exceptional. Color is vibrant and perfectly saturated, while detail is impeccable. Skin tones also stand out as a highlight with this DVD. These are the type of images that is expected, especially for a recent film, from any studio, including MGM, and they have done an extraordinary job. Where this disc falters, particularly as it's labeled a Special Edition, are the supplements. The scene-specific commentary from director Carl Franklin is its main asset. His affable approach is very easy to listen to, and always informing. Not nearly as interesting is an 11-minute press kit featurette that hardly delves into the production, yet is still worth watching. Three screen tests of Sanaa Lathan and two from Dean Cain are also offered, as is the theatrical trailer for this film, Barbershop, and AntiTrust, as well as other MGM titles. Rounding things out are two outtakes, some character profiles, and a standard photo gallery. Despite the flaws of the disc and the movie, this is a combination that is certainly worth checking out.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Judging by its box-office receipts, the anonymously titled thriller Out of Time proved that audiences aren't quite ready to see Denzel Washington squirm for the better part of 100 minutes. It's a shame, really, because Carl Franklin's sultry, funny, deeply ironic crime yarn provides the venerable performer with one of his best roles, and gives him the opportunity to play against his cool, collected (and since Training Day, arrogantly menacing) persona. Dave Collard's script mines its twists and turns from the best film noirs of the '40s and grafts them onto a tart marital-reconciliation subplot. It's the kind of material Hitchcock would've relished interpreting, and Franklin proves up to the task, even if he occasionally loses grip on the film's light-but-menacing tone -- particularly in the straight-to-video riverboat climax -- in a way that Hitch would've never allowed. Eva Mendes and the redoubtable Sanaa Lathan make the most of their limited screen time, the former pulling off a strong, sympathetic performance comparable to the one that put Jennifer Lopez on the map five years prior in Out of Sight. It's Washington, however, who holds the film together, never currying easy audience sympathy as he doggedly, sneakily, and (at times) hilariously attempts to cover his tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2004
UPC:
0027616901798
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Carl Franklin; "Out of Time: Crime Scene" featurette; Character profiles; Outtakes; Screen tests: Sanaa Latham and Dean Cain; Photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Matt Lee Whitlock
Eva Mendes Alexandra Diaz Cole
Sanaa Lathan Ann Merai Harrison
Dean Cain Chris Harrison
John Billingsley Chae
Tony Dalton Robert Baker
Robert Baker Tony Dalten
Alex Carter Dr. Cabbot
Antoni Corone Deputy Baste
Terry Loughlin Agent Stark
Nora Dunn Dr. Donovan
James Murtaugh Dr. Frieland
Tom Hillmann Robert Guillette
Ed Amatrudo Arson Investigator
Arian Waring Ash Dental Assistant
Jesse B'Franklin Ramona
Evelyn Brooks Judy's Mom
Neil Brown Morgue Attendant
Parris Buckner Dr. Shider
O.L. Duke Detective Bronze
Elena Maria Garcia Bartender
Sharlene Garcia Sharlene
Suzanne Grant Screaming Woman
Dorothy A. Healy Woman in Lobby
Eric Hissom Hotel Clerk
Veryl E. Jones Agent Fetzer
Ronald J. Madoff Detective
David J. Negron Sketch Artist
Mike Pniewski Agent White
Steve Raulerson Man Serving Divorce Papers
Peggy Sheffield Judy Anderson
Tim Ware Fire Chief

Technical Credits
Carl Franklin Director
Walter Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Jesse B'Franklin Producer
Jon Berg Executive Producer
Dave Collard Screenwriter
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Alex Gartner Executive Producer
Dan Genetti Associate Producer
Greg Hedgepath Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Kosko Art Director
Carole Kravetz-Aykanian Editor
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Paul Peters Production Designer
Kathryn Peters-Cardinale Set Decoration/Design
Kevin Reidy Executive Producer
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Damien Saccani Executive Producer
Barry K. Thomas Asst. Director
Steve Traxler Associate Producer
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer
Gina White Associate Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [2:02]
2. An Ugly Burglar [5:44]
3. "I Don't Want to" [1:20]
4. Not Worth the Fight [2:42]
5. Half a Foursome [2:24]
6. A Terminal Setback [4:44]
7. Extra Insurance [3:23]
8. The Living Gift [2:31]
9. Only Two Days to Switch [1:06]
10. Hypotjetical Threats [3:40]
11. Ann's Farewell Present... [1:50]
12. ...and Matt's [1:49]
13. Past Eleven [2:30]
14. Definitely Arson [3:57]
15. What the Dentist Knows [3:55]
16. Clean Bill of Health [3:29]
17. Somewhat Positive ID [1:53]
18. Messing Up the Evidence [7:30]
19. Whose Phone is It? [3:06]
20. Motive and Opportunity [1:48]
21. On Cabot's Trail [5:02]
22. "I Meant Five Seconds" [1:24]
23. Quick Checkout [5:15]
24. Emergency Exit [3:37]
25. Having a Talk [3:48]
26. A Call From Beyond [5:24]
27. Showdown With a Corpse [4:58]
28. "You Do Have a Choice" [3:35]
29. The Best Intentions [3:26]
30. "Because I'm Stupid" [1:09]
31. A Conflict of Interest [3:14]
32. End Credits [2:47]

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Out of Time 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good movie filled with lots of action sometimes is perdictable Eve Mendes is SMOKEIN hot in this movie and denzel also brought his A game like always Good movie but No tranning day or Remember the titans
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this movie and was jumping from my seat for the two hours and the movie opened up and went on and on...more reveals and it was more action, suspense and off the hook. I returned the rental that day and bought the DVD. Awesome movie. Denzel is on a role.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago