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10 Minutes Gone Blu-ray Review

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More like 88 minutes gone.

In “10 Minutes Gone,” a crime boss (Rex) hires a crew (including Frank who specializes in locks) to rob a bank for a specific item. Surprise, surprise, the job goes south and Frank gets knocked out for 10 minutes. When he awakens, he finds that his bro (who was also on the job) has been killed and the loot has been taken. While Rex tries to cover his tracks, eliminate loose ends and find out what happened. Frank, meanwhile, is also trying to uncover the truth while also evading dangerous situations.

Directed by Brian A. Miller and scripted by Kelvin Mao and Jeff Jingle, “10 Minutes Gone” is a slapped together heist movie that coasts on star appeal alone. Those stars are Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis. As per the last decade or so, Willis looks entirely disinterested here and is fairly robotic as Rex. Chiklis, on the other hand, is the only actor who is really trying and committing to the part. He’s a true professional who deserves so much better than this.

In terms of the story, I’ve seen worse (I’ve certainly seen worse Bruce Willis made for home video titles). The mystery at the center of the story isn’t exactly original or intelligent (the more you think about the events that happen the less sense it makes), but the writers load up the rest of the story with shootouts, twists, and backstabbings to at least grab your attention. The dialogue is rough and clunky throughout especially early on. Some of the line deliveries by the non stars don’t exactly help matters either.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.85:1 1080p. How does it look? While not the most picturesque movie, this is a quality transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The 5.1 track does the job.

Extras:
* Digital copy
* Lionsgate trailers and a “10 Minutes Gone” trailer
* Individual interviews with Brian A. Miller, Michael Chiklis, Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel and Kyle Schmid
* “Making 10 Minutes Gone”- A standard featurette that contains film clips, set footage, story and character discussions, and interviews.

October 26, 2019 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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