The Desperate Hour is an interesting way to witness a school shooting, which is once again becoming a hot topic in our cinema. As it is all from the suspects mothers cell phone as she on her daily routine run. For a little while school shootings were too taboo to have in movies. Naomi Watts is excellent at giving this performance her all.
The script however, feels rather thin as there is not a whole lot of characters for you to care about except for Naomi’s character, but even then you feel thrown into her life at a tailspin where you know little to care. I wouldn’t say this is a must see movie on VOD or in theaters it just doesn’t hit all the right noted like “Run, Hide, Fight” did even though this movie gains a few more stars for not being a Ben Shapiro production like Run, Hide, Fight was.
If I had to place this in a vein of a movie with similar tones to where you don’t know what the heck is going on is the great Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Buried’ which is still criminally under-seen thriller, though The Desperate Hours is nowhere near as impactful it still packs a punch.
Overall grade: 2.5/5 stars
Written by: AJ Friar