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The Desperate Hour

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Synopsis

A mother desperately races against time to save her child as authorities place her small town on lockdown.

Cast

  • Naomi Watts
  • Colton Gobbo
  • Sierra Maltby

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Feb 26, 2022

At least Watts’s bright-eyed charisma and obvious commitment passes the time – while director Phillip Noyce, who also had Angelina Jolie running for her life in 2010’s Salt, does his best to keep things visually fresh.

Metacritic review by Robbie Collin
Robbie Collin
The Telegraph
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Feb 24, 2022

The Desperate Hour’s broad, vague rendering of its characters is part and parcel of its troubling approach to its material.

Metacritic review by Derek Smith
Derek Smith
Slant Magazine
40
Sep 14, 2021

I'm sure Lakewood had its heart in the right place, and Watts, gosh love her, is really trying, since she's pretty much the only person on screen for most of the movie. But every step Amy takes towards the school is another misstep the movie makes, and by the time she gets to her destination, we've already mentally checked out.

Chris Evangelista
Slashfilm