7 Minutes

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"It's a robbery. A million things could go wrong."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.0  (2,591)
  • 35

Seven minutes. That's all the time these three friends have to rob a bank and get away with it. However, this is not your typical heist film. Instead, 7 Minutes focuses on the personal struggles and relationships between the main characters, all of whom are desperate for money for various reasons. The film opens with a tense scene in which Sam (Luke Mitchell) is bound and gagged in the back of a van. His two friends, Owen (Zane Holtz) and Mike (Jason Ritter), are the ones who put him there, and we soon learn that they're trying to force him to reveal where the money is that they stole from a local drug dealer. From here, the film jumps back and forth in time, showing what led up to this moment.

Sam is a former high school football star whose life has taken a downward turn since an injury halted his career. He's in debt to a loan shark and desperate for cash to pay him back. Owen is Sam's best friend and a small-time drug dealer who is in over his head with his supplier. Mike is the outsider of the group, a loner who is struggling to take care of his sick father.

The three of them hatch a plan to rob a small bank that Owen had scouted out. The plan seems simple enough: they'll grab the money and split up, meeting back at Owen's house in seven minutes. But of course, things don't go according to plan. They soon find themselves in a situation they never anticipated, and the clock is ticking.

Throughout the film, we see the relationships between these characters grow and change. Sam is in a relationship with Kate (Leven Rambin), who is completely unaware of his financial troubles. Owen is using drugs to cope with his stressful situation, and Mike is struggling to balance taking care of his father and being a good friend to his two buddies.

The tension in the film builds as the seven minutes start to countdown, and we're left wondering if the friends will be able to get away with the money and avoid the consequences of their actions. The film does an excellent job of creating a sense of urgency and pressure, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

One of the strong points of the film is the performances of the three main actors. Mitchell, Holtz, and Ritter all deliver solid performances, each bringing something unique to their characters. Mitchell's portrayal of Sam is particularly impressive, as he manages to convey the character's desperation and fear without overacting.

Director Jay Martin also deserves credit for his work on the film. He keeps the pacing tight and the tension high, and he uses split-screen and other visual techniques to great effect. The film is well shot and edited, and the soundtrack adds to the overall mood and atmosphere.

Overall, 7 Minutes is a tense and engaging thriller that focuses more on the characters than the heist itself. The film does an excellent job of building suspense and tension, and the strong performances from the cast help to sell the emotions and motivations of the characters. If you're a fan of heist movies or thrillers in general, this is one you won't want to miss.

7 Minutes is a 2015 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 35.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.0  (2,591)
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