"In and out within seven minutes". That's the plan for three guys staging a brazen armed robbery at a local bank. Of course if the job had gone smoothly there wouldn't be any reason to make a movie and so naturally the job goes pear shaped. Bullets fly and unexpected circumstances arise. Suddenly, what they thought was a close-knit plan, becomes an all in-affair with other persons stepping into the equation. 7 MINUTES crept up on me and took me by surprise. In fact I had never heard of it up until the point of it landing in my hands. The cover art and poster treatments were confronting and my attention was perked immediately. It is an accomplished piece of independent film-making from a first time director Jay Martin. He has constructed a multi-layered crime film with an intentionally disjointed narrative that uses the robbery itself as the backbone. The course of the film switches its focus from one character to the next and details each of their movements leading up to the crime itself. They each their own reason for being involved and when faced with the botched job it's every man for himself. The performances here are all good. Former Aussie HOME & AWAY star Luke Mitchell has made the transition to the American scene with ease and he makes a strong impression here in his first leading role. The support around him includes players such as Jason Ritter, Kevin Gage, Kris Kristofferson and Joel Murray. All give solid turns with the stand-out being Kevin Gage. He conjures up a terrifying and psychopathic performance that lifts the film to another level. Technically 7 MINUTES is also savvy and skilfully structured. The cinematography is awesome with wide sweeping shots and creative angles that are never so pretentious as to be distracting. The use of slow motion with an effective score by tomandandy compliment the design and offer the movie an extra coat of polish. Of course there are also a lot of cliches and obvious tropes exploited in the film, as well as some convenient plot holes and irrelevant explorations of character traits. Ordinarily such things would irk me but with an ensemble of solid performances paired with a concise production design and a kinetic score the film moves at a breakneck pace and never oversteps its mark. With a structure not too far removed from RESERVOIR DOGS and an atmosphere of THE TOWN meets HEAT, 7 MINUTES is a surprise crime film that ought to impress most fans of the genre.
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7 Minutes (2014)
Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong.
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'Seven Minutes' is the story of three friends, Sam, Mike and Owen, forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.
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An impressive début from Jay Martin.Reviewed bytoxiemiteVote: 7/10
I don't know what the critics are talking about. I think it all comes down to the baby. The baby inherits its entree into planet earth, through no fault of its own. Who the parents are, the life they had, and so on. Given the totality of the circumstances, the only thing the parents could do was just leave. According to the law, the protagonist (resembles Paul Walker) is guilty of murder, as the lady at the bank was killed during the commission of a felony. It was Sam that conceived the robbery, and had it not been for the robbery, the lady would not have been killed. So her blood is eternally on Sam's hands. The movie gives us a sort of happy ending, as Sam manages to get away with the girl, with the money, to start that new life, but at the cost of the lady's life at the bank. The pregnant girlfriend, an accomplice to felony murder by enabling Sam to escape, has unclean hands as well. Imagine now the baby is born, it inherits this legacy by default. The statute of limitations never runs out on murder. Let's say the baby, now 14 years old, discovers the details of the crime. Should the child report the matter to the authorities? If not, does the sin of the parent stain the child's hands? And would not, for the sake of pure loyalty, not turn his parents in? Was it better for the child for the parents to run off and not turn themselves in, or to have them do so for the sake of conscience, and have the child born in prison, to be later adopted, or placed into foster care? While this movie is not necessarily indicative of common place events, it is a symbol of other sorts of compromises that are very common parents find themselves in prior to a birth of a child. Imagine the compromised position so many millions of children are placed in for the sake of their parents, doomed to inherit and/or suffer the consequences of the compromise. If you are going to bring a child into the world, you have a solemn duty not to have it all transpire in a compromised context. The child has no fault, and you curse their existence before it even starts. It is the crime that is committed all the time in this world and is never punished, and the child suffers the penalty. To bring a child into this world, you must be a great man and great woman, and must be committed to loving each other, and to communicate that love to the child, and give the child the highest and the best. Anything short of that and you should never bring a child into this world.
If you are looking to watch a movie that you won't have necessarily to follow, keep reading. Otherwise, you will be disappointed. This movie starts well: it follows an interesting style of narration (Flashbacks which carefully explain the main Event through the single introduction of characters) and employs good actors. Unfortunately it also lacks an ending: the feeling after the ending credits reminds that sour sensation that something more could (should) have been done.This movie does not aspire to anything more than a decent box office outcome, but it could have been something more, if they had believed it to mean anything. It is just incomplete,and because of that, pointless to watch in the first place.