The Desperate Hour

Phillip Noyce
The Desperate HourThe Desperate Hour


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An intense thriller that unfolds in real time, about a woman (Naomi Watts) who, while running through the forest miles away from the city, receives terrible news: there is a shooting at the school and her son may be involved - so she must return as quickly as possible, on foot. Even if the development leaves something to be desired, the premise and execution are very interesting, as the tension is kept by being told in real time. In addition, obviously, this is one of those long films shot with minimal cast and budget during the pandemic, so the story is carried by Watts' powerful and vulnerable performance.



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Recently widowed mother Amy Carr is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she's on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son's school. Miles away, on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.

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