Mod quad

Watching Time Code is akin to going into an appliance store and observing a wall of televisions tuned to different channels. Director and writer Mike Figgis divides the screen into four quadrants, each showing a different, but related, 93-minute uncut shot. Is it any good? Let’s put it this way:

Review 1: Figgis is much more interested in his idea for a film than he is in creating a story or meaningful characters. I could relate the plot, but if Figgis didn’t care a whit about it, why should I? Things do happen in Time Code—earthquakes, humorous meetings among film executives, emotional breakdowns—but they keep the audience’s attention only for a few minutes.

 

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