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The Desperate Hour (2021)


A woman desperately races to save her child after police place her hometown on lockdown due to an active shooter incident.

The Desperate Hour (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 84 minutes
Genre: Thriller
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Chris Sparling

Storyline


A woman desperately races to save her child after police place her hometown on lockdown due to an active shooter incident.

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Reviews


75
Observer - Siddhant Adlakha
The filmmaking works in and of itself, but that Lakewood feels so emotionally in tune with its lead actress is a feat all on its own.
70
Screen Daily - Allan Hunter
Directed with brisk efficiency by Philip Noyce, the mix of adrenaline-rush emotion, manipulative melodrama and moralising is surprisingly entertaining in the moment.
42
The Film Stage - Jared Mobarak
While Noyce and Watts try their best to ramp up tension, Sparling’s foundation proves too flimsy to comply.
40
The Guardian - Benjamin Lee
Before things go south, there’s an effectively clammy escalation of panic as Watts leaps from call to call . . . But the script, from Chris Sparling . . . isn’t quite ingenious enough to find ways to involve her in the drama.
40
Variety - Owen Gleiberman
Watts’ commitment holds the movie together. She acts as if that phone were her flesh-and-blood partner. But it’s not. It’s a device impersonating something human. And so is Lakewood.

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