Out Of Time
well-made film about a police chief (denzel) who needs to cover something up before several different factors close in on him and the shit hits the fan. being intriguing without giving away plot is difficult…anyway, carl franklin (one false move) does a very good job of keeping the audience leaning forward and on the edge of the seat. it’s one of those movies that is edited and told with just the right efficiency and pace. some films are too slow so the audience’s mind wanders, other films are too fast so the audience is lost or the effect of each twist isn’t felt to its fullest effect, other films are herky-jerky and lack flow. this one finds the right pace and pitch and flows quite well. the beginning and end are understandably slower and that was fine. denzel and eva mendes were good, sanaa lathan wasn’t amazing. the interactions between washington and dean cain were very good, especially the key confrontation in the bar. well-written and directed; a solid film that didn’t seem to really get much press.