Parents' Guide to

57 Seconds

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fun time-travel thriller has positive Black representation.

Movie R 2023 99 minutes
57 Seconds Movie Poster: Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman are pictured against a white background, their backs to each other; Hutcherson holds a gun

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This engaging sci-fi ride puts a new twist on the time-travel conceit. In 57 Seconds, time travel is used more like a drug instead of a mathematical concept (which means that viewers who usually aren't interested in time travel stories might be able to watch without getting a headache). Hutcherson does a great job as Franklin, bringing empathy and humanity to a role that could have been seen as underbaked. The same goes for Freeman and Simone -- their characters aren't written deeply, especially Freeman's, but their acting ability adds depth to what was likely on the page. Freeman's character is very mysterious, but, thankfully, Freeman grounds the role with his own gravitas. Overall, 57 Seconds is a fine film to watch on a Friday night.

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