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      2:37

      2006 1h 40m Drama List
      38% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 72% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A high school student's suicide at 2:37 p.m. in a school restroom is told up to that point through the viewpoint of six classmates. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Susan Walker Toronto Star A self-consciously directed, socially conscious film, 2:37 is too forcefully plotted to ever engage a sympathetic viewing. Rated: 2/4 May 18, 2007 Full Review Rick Groen Globe and Mail A superficial movie about the horrors of living on the surface. Rated: 2.5/4 May 18, 2007 Full Review Jim Emerson RogerEbert.com The film flows naturally around its central contrivance, employing unforced performances by unprofessional actors and a visual style that uses available light to pull you into the worlds these students inhabit. Oct 4, 2006 Full Review Jean-François Vandeuren Panorama Un exercice tout fait valable face auquel la rception aurait t assurment plus clmente si Murali K. Thalluri s'tait exprim en utilisant ses propres cordes vocales. Rated: 7/10 Jun 3, 2007 Full Review Angela Baldassarre Sympatico.ca opting almost frame-by-frame Gus Van Sant's technique on "Elephant", Australian director Murali K. Tharulli is shamefully exploitive in the manner in which he conveys teenage angst in "2:37". May 29, 2007 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews Inspired by Gus Van Sant's Elephant to an almost absurd degree, 2:37 consequently comes off as a pale shadow of its progenitor. Rated: 2/4 Sep 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      craig b I've watched this movie over 20 times! So well made. I LOVE it. Get the tissues ready. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This film stays with you. Shocking, moving and thought-provoking. Hard to watch and beautifully crafted. Although it is similar in style to Elephant, I think this has a slightly different more prolonged approach. I think this has a very important message and I wish more people had seen this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Let's forget about the compelling cinematography, expertly realistic script or the acting that puts mainstream young actors to shame. Let's forget about all that for now. What is paramount in this flick is who it is that ends their life. It's not the guy who has a condition that makes him limp constantly and urinate involuntarily. It's not the openly gay pothead, or his closeted jock lover. It's not the girl who was raped by her brother and is now pregnant with his child. It's Kelly, the girl who has maybe a minute and a half of screentime. The girl who never showed any sign of anything wrong in her life; who, when interviewed alongside all the other kids talking about their issues, cheerily told of her cute baby cousin. It's always these people who do it; we never see them, you never really can tell, they only ever get very little "screentime" in our own lives. All that emotion, revealed and poured out at the film's intense, confronting and graphic climax. As Kelly fades away on the bathroom floor, revealed is her own private torture, lost among the open issues of all the other kids. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I remember hearing about this movie when it was first released and whatever was said about it was powerful enough to stick years later so I finally got around to tracking it down and well it was....intense. This movie was very confronting but decent. I prefer elephant though but it is great to see something like this come out of Australia. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I feel this video did well at representing the issues that students face, and that each of the students represent a issue and it is sad that people actually face these problems. It is really haunting in a way. I am only giving it 3.5 because I do not find it a favorite or anything but personally I give it a 4.5 for showing the truth of teenager's problems. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Influenciado por "Elefante", filme ganhador da Palma de Ouro em 2003, o diretor Murali K. Thalluri permanece em grande parte do seu filme "2:37" seguindo seus personagens pelas costas, enquanto os mesmos caminham pelos corredores de uma escola americana: todos eles, mesmo não aparentando, com a mente recheada de problemas. E são estes problemas, problemas nada pequenos para se falar a verdade, que irão fazer deste primeiro e único longa de Thalluri um filme em que a tensão que é gerada é extremamente alta e a dor sofrida por estes personagens tornam-se insuportáveis para o telespectador. "2:37" é um filme genial em diversos aspectos. Como já dito, a tensão que ele gera é descomunal: temos a impressão de que a qualquer momento, naquela escola que parece ser como outra qualquer, o pior dos problemas pode acontecer. Esta tensão gerada pela excepcional trilha sonora psicodélica que em nenhum momento para de tocar e pela fotografia escura e sombria, acabam transformando o filme em um drama muitíssimo depressivo e melancólico. A ideia da "mesma cena vista por ângulos diferentes e por personagens diferentes" usada primordialmente por Gus Van Sant em "Elefante", é muito bem usada e, como no filme de Sant, muito decisiva para a consequência final da narrativa. Absolutamente todas as atuações deste filme aqui são muito naturalistas e melancólicas. Há duas cenas (há inúmeras outras também), uma no clímax e outra no epílogo que causam um impacto tão grande que provavelmente deixará o telespectador em estado de choque. Tenho que admitir que este foi um dos filmes mais chocantes e mais dramáticos que assisti nestes últimos tempos. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A high school student's suicide at 2:37 p.m. in a school restroom is told up to that point through the viewpoint of six classmates.
      Director
      Murali K. Thalluri
      Producer
      Nick Remy Matthews, Kent Smith, Murali K. Thalluri
      Screenwriter
      Murali K. Thalluri
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 13, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 40m