3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes
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It doesn’t break any ground, and isn’t experimental or enligtening, but “Killing Time” is nonetheless an impressive, slick little scenario that is well-shot, written and directed.
Think of “Body Heat” compressed into ten minutes. A cheating couple decides to kill the woman’s husband through a car bomb, yet as these things tend to do, things go fatally wrong. The recent wave of shorts seem composed entirely of comedy, so it’s refreshing to see something that isn’t playing for fifteen minutes of laughs. It’s hard to build suspense, much less a plausible scenario, in the span of ten to fifteen minutes, yet writer/director Tyler Spangler pulls it off with style and capability (even if the actors and dialogue fall short). It’s a refreshing change from the norm, and definitely cements Spangler as someone to look for when he does a feature.

Posted on January 27, 2001 in Reviews by

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