2.22

  • Year:2008
  • Rating:MA
  • Director:Phillip Guzman
  • Cast:Gabriel Byrne, Aaron Gallagher, Val Kilmer, Robert Milano, Mick Rossi
  • Release Date:May 26, 2010
  • Distributor:Eagle Entertainment
  • Running time:104 minutes
  • The Film:1.5

The crime genre surely has to be the most attempted by filmmakers and 2:22, directed...

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The crime genre surely has to be the most attempted by filmmakers and 2:22, directed and written by Philip Guzman, is yet another forgettable crime flick. When Gulliver, portrayed by co-writer Mick Rossi, assembles his team played by Robert Miano, Aaron Gallagher and Jorge A. Jimenez for a hotel heist, it's meant to be an easy job. Shock horror, it isn't and chaos ensues. The heist plan itself is neither clever nor interesting, so we never really care if these thinly drawn characters make it or not.

In addition to a lacklustre plot, for some reason there is grainy, green glaze over the entire film giving it the look of a flashback sequence from a bad crime show. Plot lines trail nowhere, like a collection of deleted scenes kept to ensure it remains a feature length, and the film can't really decide what it wants to be. A heist movie? A getaway movie? A revenge movie? It tries to be all three but just ends up dull. Not to mention a boom cam that carelessly pops up in window reflections.

Don't be lured by the cameo appearances of the only notable actors - Gabriel Byrne as a police detective and Val Kilmer as a taker of stolen goods - as they do nothing for the plot or their careers. 

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