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      Real Time

      R 2008 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 60% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A killer gives a gambler an hour to live. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member But what it does, above everything, is concoct outstanding chemistry between its leads and give them both characters they probably could never see themselves portraying in such an effective way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Andy is an excitable gambler who has incurred one debt too many. When stoic hit man Reuban shows up to kill Andy, his target's initial reaction is disbelief. It soon becomes obvious that this is no joke, however, and now with less than sixty minutes to live the desperate Andy does his best to squeeze as much living into his final hour as possible. From one final session with a prostitute to a chance to get revenge on a former boss and a desperate search for a missing childhood toy, the bizarre series of final requests made by Andy prompt both the trigger man and his target to realize that there is more to their lives - and their current missions - than surface impressions would indicate. [Rotten Tomatoes] It's really shitty how unknown this movie is because it's a great dark comedy with two perfectly cast actors turning a script that could have been mediocre into something truly special. I'm gonna go out and say that I really, really like this film and I urge anyone to watch it if they have some time to kill. It was really surprising considering that I don't care for the work of director, Randall Cole, very much. This is his only good film in my opinion and I'm not really sure how he pulled it off but kudos to you, sir. Real Time is a very fun piece of indie cinema. Jay Baruchel is gold and his turn in this movie as Andy was a great choice. His comedic timing and delivery made the movie so much better and I don't know who could have done it better in all honesty. Also, it's super cool to see Randy Quaid in this as Reuben, he killed it too. Quaid's Aussie accent was believable and another thing I liked about his performance was that you could see in his eyes how he was feeling about the task at hand as he got to know Andy more and more. They worked so well together and their chemistry alone is worth the watch. Jayne Eastwood's small role was very authentic and helped the movie push along to the great ending. The music choice for certain scenes throughout the movie is a big plus too. If your film has Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1" and "What Time Is It?" by The Jive Five then I know my ears have been treated delicately. Another thing that worked for me is all the little things Andy chose to do with his time. He never decided to do something huge with his last hour, instead, he chose the simple things he never got closure with and that was a fresher approach. Also, I liked how the film was set in real time, I can't see it filmed any other way. I think my favorite part of the film is the ending, it might have been a little predictable but when certain things began to come to light, it won me over. I remember the first time I saw this, I caught it on television during an overcast day and it affected me deeply. It left me with a lot to think about and that's why I consider this a true hidden gem, apart from it being a great film. I still wish it was on Blu-Ray but it's not really well known so I'm not expecting that to happen. It'd just be nice. S/O to Cleo the cat. Highly recommended. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Brought me to tears. Great movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Bleak. Dark. Sad. Droll. Depressing. Awesome. Gritty. Sad. Real sad. Holy crap is 'the hammer' THAT shitty? Probably not. Good flick though. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member One of those brilliant little movies that no bugger has seen. Special. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was not horrible; but I can't give it anything higher than a 1. It was a Canadian movie and it showed. I'm happy it wasn't long because it didn't need to be. Jay B did fine with the role - I like the guy and I think he can act. Randy Quaid did a fine job with his character as well. The plot was good, but not amazing. I probably wouldn't recommend this to people mainly because there really wasn't a lot of substance - it just was. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Linda Barnard Toronto Star Watching Baruchel and Quaid is the payoff in Real Time. But the repetitive, occasionally banal script lets them down. Rated: 2/4 Nov 7, 2008 Full Review Liam Lacey Globe and Mail The actors are good, but the dialogue only mediocre, leaning toward a kind of exasperated kookiness. Rated: 2/4 Nov 7, 2008 Full Review National Post Rated: 3/4 Sep 9, 2008 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the movie's final half hour [is] affecting and involving in ways that one might not have initially anticipated. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 8, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A killer gives a gambler an hour to live.
      Director
      Randall Cole
      Executive Producer
      Robert Lantos
      Screenwriter
      Randall Cole
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Sexual References)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 31, 2016
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