Real Time

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  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.6  (2,500)

Real Time is a 2008 thriller which centers around a hitman and the people he encounters during one fateful evening. The film stars Randy Quaid as the hitman, who is tasked with assassinating a key witness in a major trial within the next 75 minutes. As soon as the hitman receives his assignment, he sets out to track down his target, but he soon learns that things aren't going to be easy. The witness, played by Jay Baruchel, is currently holed up in a seedy motel with a host of other characters who have their own agendas and issues.

As the hitman interacts with these people, he begins to question his own moral code and the reasons behind his chosen profession. Meanwhile, the clock continues to tick down and tension mounts as time runs out and the stakes get higher.

The film effectively utilizes its setting to build suspense and further enhance the drama. The motel, with its shabby decor and fluorescent lighting, lends a gritty and claustrophobic atmosphere to the proceedings. The characters, too, are colorful and fascinating, from the aging stripper who reluctantly takes the hitman's money to the young couple who are on the verge of a breakup.

Quaid delivers a strong performance as the hitman, bringing a certain gravitas and intensity to the role. Baruchel is also impressive, delivering a nuanced portrayal of a man who is both afraid and defiant in the face of danger.

One of the strongest aspects of Real Time is its script, which is full of sharp and witty dialogue. The filmmakers manage to inject a sense of humor into what could easily have been a straightforward and grim thriller, without detracting from the tension or the danger.

The pacing of the film is also commendable, as it manages to keep up the momentum throughout without ever feeling rushed or disjointed. The scenes are carefully crafted to build towards the film's final act, with each encounter and conversation bringing us closer to the inevitable climax.

Overall, Real Time is an engaging and well-crafted thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Whether you're a fan of the genre or just looking for a smart and entertaining movie, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Real Time is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    1 hr 17 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (2,500)