96 Minutes (2011)

IMDb 5.7

“96 Minutes” is a 2011 drama-thriller film written and directed by Aimee Lagos. The movie follows the intersecting lives of four young people in Atlanta, Georgia, whose paths cross during a violent carjacking.

The film unfolds in real-time and through a series of flashbacks, exploring themes of race, class, and violence. The four main characters are: Carley, a college student who is desperate to escape her troubled past; Lena, a working-class single mother who dreams of a better life for her daughter; Dre, a high school dropout with a history of violence; and Kevin, a privileged suburban teenager who is in over his head.

The movie received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances of the young cast but criticized the film’s heavy-handed treatment of its themes. “96 Minutes” was noted for its raw and gritty portrayal of urban violence and for its realistic depiction of the struggles faced by young people in disadvantaged communities.

The film features a cast that includes Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, and J. Michael Trautmann. It was the directorial debut for Lagos, who previously worked as a screenwriter and producer.

Duration: 93 min.


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