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By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mystery thriller has threat, sex, guns, graphic car crash.

Movie PG-13 2017 98 minutes
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The ultra-glossy look of this movie makes every scene feel like a perfume commercial (or when Dylan's checking his glimmering Bering timepiece, a watch advertisement). There's nothing wrong with a good-looking film, but 2:22's model looks are paired with a shallow storyline with as much depth to match a perfume ad. The science fiction and fantasy element is the movie's weakest link, but to its credit, it still wraps up nicely. As a young teen's first step into fantasy time-loop mystery movies, it should pass the time pleasantly. But anyone expecting it to measure up to Groundhog Day, Source Code, or Edge of Tomorrow will find it lacking. It doesn't have the wit, depth, or intelligence to reach those high benchmarks.

An Australian movie filmed in New York, the largely Australian cast provide a mixed bag of performances. Some accents are shaky but that's made up for with a couple of standouts. Palmer gives her all to play Sarah, a character who unfortunately amounts to little more than a concerned onlooker. Along the way it's clear 2:22 was planned as a slow-burning mystery. But Huisman's voiceover is more detached and disinterested than enigmatic and compelling. Ultimately, the sub-par writing, pacing, and pixel-perfect sheen add up to very little.

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