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96 Minutes is the spellbinding story of a carjacking and four kids caught in the hair-raising chaos of one night. The story builds to a thrilling climax as it intercuts between the car and the beginni... read more read of that day, following the separate stories of each kid - where they come from, who they are, and how they all ended up in one car on this fateful night. With incredible performances by a young cast, this riveting moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to our past. Not all of them are innocent, not all of them survive, but in these 96 minutes the choices they each make will change their lives forever. -- (C) Official Site

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46% liked it

3,675 ratings


47% liked it

17 critics

R, 1 hr. 36 min.

Directed by: Aimee Lagos

Release Date: April 27, 2012

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DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012

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Flixster Reviews (59)

  • April 12, 2012
    A story of kids from different parts of town coming together on one unexpected night and the concequences they have to deal with. It was a pretty good movie.
  • July 8, 2012
    Good movie, good ending to match. And one of the most obnoxious characters of all-time. Brittany Snow did a great job though. Evan Ross too.
  • April 26, 2012
    I was wondering where Brittany Snow they got Evan Ross & Christian Serratos?! Christian is reason enough for me to spend my money...

Critic Reviews

Eric D. Snider
May 5, 2012
Eric D. Snider,

The plot doesn't spiral; it falls with a thud and then just lies there. Full Review

Joe Williams
April 27, 2012
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"96 Minutes" is a mere introduction to Sociology 101, but it's brisk enough to rustle the reading list and keep the conversation alive. Full Review

Rachel Saltz
April 26, 2012
Rachel Saltz, New York Times

The talented Mr. Ross makes Dre's panic and adrenaline-fueled behavior all too believable. You watch as he sees his horizons dim. What could be sadder? Full Review

Mark Olsen
April 26, 2012
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

The feature debut of writer-director Aimee Lagos, the film feels overstuffed and overcooked, as if the filmmaker were trying to get too much out all in one go. Full Review

Sam Adams
April 26, 2012
Sam Adams, AV Club

Like 21 Grams minus the breadth, acting, or visual style, Aimee Lagos' first feature follows two pairs of friends on a collision course. Full Review

Andrew Schenker
April 24, 2012
Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York

The film cuts with such precision that there's scarcely any room to breathe; it's the rare thriller that is perhaps too tightly structured. Full Review

Benjamin Mercer
April 24, 2012
Benjamin Mercer, Village Voice

The narrative machinery grows creakier as the plot advances, and the film is a bit too strident about some of the issues at play, but 96 Minutes is admirably knotty nonetheless. Full Review

Joe Leydon
February 23, 2012
Joe Leydon, Variety

96 Minutes maintains a brisk pace and generates a satisfying degree of suspense with its credibly contrived tale of disparate lives forever changed by a violent carjacking. Full Review

Andrew L. Urban
September 9, 2012
Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile

Poignant and powerful, 96 Minutes gives us an insight into not just what happens but why it happens, in the belly of urban America when young men drift into bad company Full Review

Michael Dequina
May 30, 2012
Michael Dequina,

Marks writer-director Aimee Lagos as a name to watch. Full Review

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