Monday, February 1, 2016

One Hour to Die (2011)

No IMDb plot summary because the one on IMDb is clearly a broken mash-up of this movie's synopsis and, for some reason, Jurassic Park's.
Directed by Philip Gardiner. Starring Melanie Denholme, Robert Knowles, Rob Ireland, and Jessica Messenger.

This movie was apparently entirely improvised. The actors got a day of rehearsal to figure out characters and plot, and then they filmed it all in one 90-minute take. That's an impressive attempt, but it's got SUCH bad results. With smarter improvisers, this kind of thing could have worked, but as it is, the acting is wooden, the dialogue ridiculous, and the pace of the movie is ridiculously slow - there's about 45 minutes of random party games before anything actually happens, and that's not even a little bit interesting to watch. It's too bad this is such a miserable failure, because I think something like this is capable of being much better.

0.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
One Hour to Die < Happythankyoumoreplease
One Hour to Die < The Interpreter
One Hour to Die < The Merchant of Venice (2004)
One Hour to Die < Dinner at Eight
One Hour to Die > Bean
One Hour to Die > The Other Sister
One Hour to Die < The Jazz Singer (1927)
One Hour to Die > Love Wrecked
One Hour to Die > Cold Blood
One Hour to Die < Horse Sense
One Hour to Die < Medium Cool
Final spot: #2298 out of 2425.

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