|Starring:||Denzel Washington, Eve Mendes, Dean Cain, Sanaa Lathan, John Billingsley|
|Length:||1 Hour 45 minutes|
I once did closing arguments in a trial during which one of the jurors actually said "Amen!" The elderly lady nodded her head vigorously during my argument. I felt good about the odds for acquittal. The jury stayed out for about three hours before deciding to go home for the evening. When they returned in the morning, the emotional impact of my closing argument had worn off and they were left with nothing but the facts. They convicted my guy in short order. I decided that whenever possible I would try to do closing arguments in the morning. I bring this up to illustrate my feelings about Carl Franklin's "Out of Time." Last night I left the theater planning to write a 3 1/2 star review. I thought about comparing it to Lawrence Kasden's "Body Heat" and a multitude of Film Noir classics. Then I realized that "Out of Time" is a story told countless times before. I knew what was going to happen when I saw the trailer two weeks before. That said, "Out of Time" is very entertaining and suspenseful.