Genre Guesstimation – Nick of Time (1995) – Encore Review

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies).

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jess!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies). ……

“Who are you?” – Gene Watson

“[Mr. Smith whispers in his ear] I’m the guy who’ll kill your daughter if you don’t get moving.” – Mr. Smith

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 Times (Video, Cable, 20 May 2017 and 3 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A man is forced to try and assassinate the governor or his daughter will be killed.

My Take on it – Great thriller that works so much better due to the way that the time factor enhances things.

This film has a similar premise to the TV show 24 and  is enhanced by the suspenseful way that time plays out in the story.

Johnny Depp surprisingly is superb in the lead role and helps keep things so realistic and thrilling.

The supporting cast is also great with Christopher Walken, Marsha Mason, Charles S. Dutton and Peter Strauss all adding to the suspense of it all.

The way that the story revolves around a conspiracy and politics is done really well and that helps raise the stakes as things move along.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The plot unfolds in real time. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Comes really close, but something is missing that would make it so much more powerful and poignant.

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)


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One thought on “Genre Guesstimation – Nick of Time (1995) – Encore Review

  1. Pingback: Genre Grandeur August Finale – Die Hard (1988) – MovieRob – Encore Review 11 | MovieRob

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