Out of Time

Out of Time

Carl Franklin (2003)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Carl Franklin has proved himself adept at modern film noir with One False Move and Devil in a Blue Dress. But even though this Florida thriller reunites him with his Blue Dress star, Denzel Washington, first-time screenwriter Dave Collard's laboured exposition saps any suspense from an already predictable premise. It's feasible that Washington's small-town cop would be having an affair with married old flame Sanaa Lathan, but it's harder to accept that he would either thieve a vast sum of confiscated cash to pay for emergency medical care or that he would be able to stay ahead of estranged wife (and fellow detective) Eva Mendes's investigation with such ease. Polished perhaps, but highly superficial.


The chief of police in a small Florida town is having an affair with a married woman who is dying of cancer. When his lover and her abusive husband are both murdered, he becomes the prime suspect in the case - and his ex-wife is appointed as the investigating officer. Crime thriller, starring Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain and Sanaa Lathan.

Cast & Crew

Matt Lee Whitlock Denzel Washington
Alex Diaz Whitlock Eva Mendes
Chris Harrison Dean Cain
Ann Merai Harrison Sanaa Lathan
Chae John Billingsley
Cabot Alex Carter
Deputy Baste Antoni Corone
Agent Stark Terry Loughlin
Director Carl Franklin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Swearing and some violence.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 26 Dec 2003