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Time to Kill (2014)

What does a hit man do while he waits for his mark to get home?


Justin Rettke


Christopher T. Wood, Scott Frank (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Deacon Ledges ... Shekky
Christopher T. Wood ... Harris


For years, we've seen that moment. The hit man, sitting in the chair, moonlight slicing across his face, his gun pointed at his sputtering victim. Harris is such a man, so very good at what he does. What he's not so good at is filling the time before the kill. Time he spends questioning his life, wondering if he even has one. Harris can kill anything that moves... except time. Written by Christopher T. Wood

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Short | Comedy | Crime







Release Date:

13 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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ReKon Productions See more »
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Amusing throughout, but never truly *ahem* "kills"
5 November 2015 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

We've all seen the films where a character comes into a dark room and finds a killer sitting waiting for him, perhaps in the dark or perhaps switching on a lamp as part of a charismatic reveal. Well, in Time to Kill, we get to see a little bit more around this than normal as we join a hit-man trying to pass the time waiting for his target to return home.

There is a sketch quality to this short film that might have limited it, but it fleshes out beyond this by virtue of what it does. Our hit-man moves from observations of the messy flat around him, into family drama, yoga, therapy, and hopes – all of which add to his character while also keeping the chuckles coming. I say chuckles deliberately, because it is a short that is more consistently amusing than it ever is laugh out loud funny. Mostly it seems to stay on that side of the line, and I did wish there could have been some stronger laughs on the way, but it was amusing. I would also have liked the ending to be stronger than it was – it was a nice ending, but not a great one.

The film benefits a lot from the performance from Wood. He is alone on the screen for the majority of the time but he carries it well and is pretty funny throughout – making more of the material. It is an amusing film, I wish it were stronger and funnier, but it is solid and worth a look for Wood doing good work.

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