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Real Time (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2008 (Canada)
A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.

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A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.

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Real Time is a comedic drama about a compulsive gambler given one hour to live by the man hired to kill him.

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Although Reuban's home nation is never revealed, the accent Randy Quaid gives him suggests he is either Australian or Kiwi (a New Zealander). See more »

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Reuban: You want to talk about bad luck? Fucking up your life, making stupid bets, stupid decisions... that's not bad luck, that's just stupid.
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A small work that works
26 December 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

2008 has been a stinker for films - it seems nothing has gelled or been original - was Wall.E really the highlight!?!? - so Real Time for me was kind of a nicer way to finish the year.

This is a tiny film - totally focused on the two main characters that just works. The enforcer, in a great turn by Randy Quaid, is there to kill a pathetic gambler, Andy, played by Canadian Jay Baruchel.

What makes this is the conversations, nothing Tarantino-like, but somehow they involve us and make us care.

At only 1 hour and 17 minutes this is short, but very well directed and most of all it is logical, neat, and the performances ring true. Honestly, one of the better films of the year, and I would recommend it as being a refreshing change from some of the garbage we've been served this year.


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