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7 Minutes (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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Three high school friends are forced to commit a brazen robbery which quickly goes horribly wrong.

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Jay Martin

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Jay Martin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Mitchell ... Sam
Zane Holtz ... Owen
Jason Ritter ... Mike
Brandon Hardesty Brandon Hardesty ... Jerome
Kevin Gage ... Tuckey
Leven Rambin ... Kate
Joel Murray ... Uncle Pete
Kris Kristofferson ... Mr. B
Chris Soldevilla Chris Soldevilla ... Doug
Mariel Neto Mariel Neto ... Brandi
Gretchen Krich Gretchen Krich ... Agnes
Meg McLynn ... Dottie
Rich Morris ... Bruce
Rodney Sherwood ... Jerry
Jessica Erin Martin ... Cashier (as Jessica Martin)
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Storyline

'Seven Minutes' is the story of three friends, Sam, Mike and Owen, forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan - 'in and out in seven minutes' - quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam's pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Don't Get Caught

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Minutes See more »

Filming Locations:

Everett, Washington, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Whitewater Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Was shot in Everett Washington United States. See more »

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When Sam picks up Mike the morning of the robbery, the camera crew can be seen in the reflection of the Jeep as Mike and Sam leave the driveway. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sam: Mikes dead. We fucked up. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.
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Darker Side Of Sunshine
Written by Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride (BMI)
Performed by Bell Gardens
Courtesy of Rocket Girl Records
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An impressive début from Jay Martin.
4 August 2015 | by toxiemiteSee all my reviews

"In and out within seven minutes". That's the plan for three guys staging a brazen armed robbery at a local bank. Of course if the job had gone smoothly there wouldn't be any reason to make a movie and so naturally the job goes pear shaped. Bullets fly and unexpected circumstances arise. Suddenly, what they thought was a close-knit plan, becomes an all in-affair with other persons stepping into the equation.

7 MINUTES crept up on me and took me by surprise. In fact I had never heard of it up until the point of it landing in my hands. The cover art and poster treatments were confronting and my attention was perked immediately. It is an accomplished piece of independent film-making from a first time director Jay Martin. He has constructed a multi-layered crime film with an intentionally disjointed narrative that uses the robbery itself as the backbone. The course of the film switches its focus from one character to the next and details each of their movements leading up to the crime itself. They each their own reason for being involved and when faced with the botched job it's every man for himself.

The performances here are all good. Former Aussie HOME & AWAY star Luke Mitchell has made the transition to the American scene with ease and he makes a strong impression here in his first leading role. The support around him includes players such as Jason Ritter, Kevin Gage, Kris Kristofferson and Joel Murray. All give solid turns with the stand-out being Kevin Gage. He conjures up a terrifying and psychopathic performance that lifts the film to another level.

Technically 7 MINUTES is also savvy and skilfully structured. The cinematography is awesome with wide sweeping shots and creative angles that are never so pretentious as to be distracting. The use of slow motion with an effective score by tomandandy compliment the design and offer the movie an extra coat of polish.

Of course there are also a lot of clichés and obvious tropes exploited in the film, as well as some convenient plot holes and irrelevant explorations of character traits. Ordinarily such things would irk me but with an ensemble of solid performances paired with a concise production design and a kinetic score the film moves at a breakneck pace and never oversteps its mark. With a structure not too far removed from RESERVOIR DOGS and an atmosphere of THE TOWN meets HEAT, 7 MINUTES is a surprise crime film that ought to impress most fans of the genre.


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