Out of Time

Rated 2.0 One of those movies set in the South (Florida, to be exact) where the protagonist (Denzel Washington) gets into trouble, commences massive perspiring and runs around a lot. Washington’s local sheriff finds himself looking very much like a murder suspect after he is framed by a mystery villain. Since we know that Washington’s character is not the murderer, the film’s sense of mystery comes from finding out who set him up, and the payoff is a dud. Washington’s second pairing with Carl Franklin has him doing an OK job in the central part, but it’s a role that is a little beneath him. Not atrociously bad, but nothing to get excited about either.