7 Minutes Blu-ray Review
“7 Minutes” is an intense, but uninspired heist film.
After literally flushing a pricey amount of drugs due to paranoia, the desperate ex-con Owen, the broke Sam, and Sam’s older brother Mike decide to rob a bank and trust (which Sam and Mike’s corrupt uncle works) in order to pay back the drug dealer (Doug). What should have been a simple 7 minute heist, however, goes horribly awry as various characters (a cop named Jerome, a shady friend of Owen’s dad named Tuckey, a party girl named Brandy, Sam’s kidnapped girlfriend Kate) become unexpected variables.
I know you’re probably thinking to yourself “Not another heist movie” and you’d be right to say that. For some unexplicable reason, the home video market is flooded with heist films as of late. While “7 Minutes” is certainly one of the better ones as of late, it’s still not exactly something to rush to see.
Despite being a well paced and engaging heist film, “7 Minutes” is nothing more than a Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino wannabe (as most modern heist films are). Using a“Pulp Fiction” esque narrative, “7 Minutes” cuts back and forth to the robbery and flashbacks of the interconnected individual character stories. The style manages to work well here as everything clicks together in the end, but you can’t help but feel left wanting something more. Had the story offered more twists and turns or a more unique heist premise, it would have been more memorable. As is, it’s just a watchable flick that will be forgotten the next day.
Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? I have no complaints with this transfer. Simply put, it looks sharp.
Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? It does the job.
* Anchor Bay trailers.
* “Linear Heist”- The entire 18 minute heist sequence shown in a linear fashion.
* “Storyboards To Scene”- Nearly 9 minutes of storyboard and final scene comparisons.
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