A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer… (IMDb)
With its main plot set in a limited time and place, this film takes interesting dips into the past as a detective “enters into” a suspect’s memories as he recalls them in real time. Interesting visual and musical montages add to this unique screenplay that skillfully increases the intrigue and emotion, leading up to a regrettably anti-climatic ending that deflates instead of explodes. Freeman and Hackman are charismatic in their roles, however, and highlight an overall solid mystery-thriller.