Movie Review: “2:22” never really figures out what time it is

2:22 is a strange one. A suspense thriller that focuses on a character who sees patterns is nothing that is completely new,but has yet to be well. And while this story regarding a man who sees a sequence of events everyday at 2:22 takes a might swing to get it done, it still misses.

Dylan (Michael Huisman) is an air traffic controller who does just that, but after a near miss between two planes at work one day, he’s suspended and begins going down the path of this pattern. On this path he meets Sarah (Teresa Palmer) who he falls for and has to protect from this anticipated conclusion.

It’s tough to follow on screen, so I’m not going to try and do it in print. And I think that’s where 2:22 has problems. The plot is confusing and the characters not nearly intriguing enough to keep us that interested.

Director Paul Currie has the look of the film down correctly. Everything looks sharp. But with a story like this one, it doesn’t really matter. Palmer is slumming it here and everyone else is forgettable.

I really didn’t feel anything even though they tried really hard to get me going towards the end. And that’s why you should skip 2:22.


Grade: D

Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

Rated: PG 13

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