Split Second

2008. The scene — a foggy London, the Thames after a waterlogged world environmental disaster. City shocked by mysterious, inhuman murders. Every day the streets are dead people with a torn chest....

  • Tony Maylam

Release Date: 1992-05-01
IMDb icon 6.2/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $7,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $5,430,822
Viva Shing
23 June 2017 | 02:11

"I work alone" — that phrase became the template for the whole decades in movie police officers who proudly, with a cigarette in his teeth, overcoming alcoholism, catch the villains in dark city.

The world is rotten. We show the near future of 2008, however the Director misses badly with his futurism. We occasionally slips signs or newspaper headlines, where is the year, apparently to the viewer and not forget that is invented the "modern world". On the costumes here stingy, locations in the film is only four, yeah and starred with thinking that not very much will change even after 10-20 years, such as a large bridge at the beginning.

The audience is waiting for any cyber-punk, as in deuce X interesting hairstyles that grew up multi-storey buildings or dilapidated buildings, interesting technologies and weapons, because the film claims to have a genre of fiction, but all that enough "the famous futurist" Tony Malema — the stereotypical square gun, to exterminate all live flooded the ankle-town. Noir is extremely difficult to call. Also the Creator of the picture does not even bother to explain why and how changes happened in the world.

But not all so bad. The protagonist tries to save the movie from the beginning: epic movie all the lights from burners, burning flame cigar like destroying Gukov in Vietnam. Rides to style, leather jacket, menacing look epic phrase. A sort of huge roundnose copper that crushes everything and all because of his mental disorders. Cliche, but is only what a pleasure to watch. Yeah and not long. Jokes a little, sometimes the main character instead of having to let go of another fart jokes prefer to grab someone and hit. All it looks dull and primitive, but as and the plot.

The feeling that the script written on the knee: "Yes, and so come down, shoot there, run, blood a bit add, then honest people shavaet". But, alas, not shavali. From derationalization actions of the characters in the film, the cloud, sometimes even cringe. You look and I asked myself,"Grown man, why you make your movie? Why now, he hit him? What is for the scene was now? They that kiss? Seriously?!". After thirty minutes, this futuristic masterpiece boring to watch. Like sitting on nails for the rest of time and want to turn it off. Monster the Director is not shows already to the end, delighting the viewer only "kind of his eyes" and voice-over angry breath.

The music in the film? Yes it is disgusting! Terrible job with all the sound, volume, then it is lame, about the compression a distant 92nd Directors, apparently not heard. However, the ears all forget how only the screen POPs up the final credits and runs the only good sound (they are on really good there two).

And Yes. Seven million green, just think about spent on this worthless, boring movie. I never surprised that shit is not went to rentals. However, I am surprised that there are a tremendous number of good reviews in the Internet about "SPLIT SECOND," where every other hacks seem to necessary medical care. The only explanation I found, people watched it in early childhood and didn't realize how it is a pathetic movie. Hopefully, if it so, review it the viewer is not will, otherwise all the positive nostalgic mood this movie will be sent to the trash. And make it quickly is unrealistic.

Kelly Favianus
02 July 2019 | 02:28

In a momentous epoch of the salons, when our market is literally flooded with pirated cassettes monophonic Amateur translation (who doesn't know "man-with-a-clothespin-on-nose" the influence of this age not tested), and appeared a police Thriller with elements of horror movie under the name "seconds", although it is the official name was given later, but it know how "split second" or"In a split second".

The film was the Englishman Tony Maylam over which film fate cruelly laughed: his second full-length feature film "Burning", created in the sub-genre "slasher", failed at the box office, but later was recognized as a religious and still then, had a certain success in fans of horror movies about of psychopaths, maniacs. Later Malem spent some time on television and back in 1992, the year again with "a Few seconds". And again, the film does not aroused much sympathy and went virtually unnoticed. Last kinorabotoy of Malema was the film "diary of a killer contract", which appeared on screen 2008, still then Malama almost nothing to hear.

The same scenario to "a Few seconds" was are solely written by Gary Scott Thompson and it gave us in 2001, the year the plot for"fast & Furious", which is now turned into this belt began to grow even spin-offs. And in "seconds" Thompson decided to tell the story of the brutal COP Harley stone, carrying their hard service in London after the environmental disaster. Stone different a bad personality, inability to settle down with a partner, as he a big fan of coffee, not takes out a cigar from his mouth enjoys a hefty "gun". Stone leads the hunt for a serial killer who is literally tearing the chest of their victims. The boss puts to him dick Darkina — a true polyglot. Together they try to stop the maniac and both are convinced that it does not persons and a horrible creature of the underground channel of the Thames.

In the 90-ies of the last century movie with such a plot especially prized, because it is there were times the present flowering of different varieties of horror, slasher, action Thriller story, large, rarely thought about the quality of the material, if only the adrenaline was pulsing in viewing the more blood and horror — the better. And still "seconds" can be attributed to the classics of the genre, after all his well-known features have been preserved: stoic character without fear of reproach, but difficult special personal drama, which doesn't like the boss; a mysterious antagonist, which leads to all the fear and panic and has like superpowers and stop it can only be our brutal hero; from the hero has a date over which hangs the threat from the antagonist, because the battle between the protagonist and the villain turns into something personal; and have a mate who is a clear contrast to the hero, but as you know, opposites attract. So what, how see the slasher "seconds" characteristic genre features of the plot retained.

The other thing is that quality "seconds" is poor. Still, when budget  $ 7 million that in the 90s it was not the good financial Foundation, the movie could be more realistic and even a post-apocalyptic London once dry displayed, no special atmosphere, and the suspense comes only in certain moments when the canons of the genre, the antagonist must affix its appropriate, but an unexpected blow. And pretty much rests on the Harley way stone that brought Rutger Hauer, on those days a big star after "Running on the blade", "Ladyhawke", "the Hitcher" and"Blind rage". And image, I must say, memorable and if created an actor, his honor and praise. But here to bind it character villain (here are involved the obligatory "shadows of the past"), to the woman a newly minted partner and too easy to read so that templates in "seconds" is also sufficient.

However, in no way I will push away from viewing who especially loves and honors the films of 80's and 90's of the twentieth years of the last century, yet they have a special charm, which can be a palpable sense of nostalgia, because of the sincerity in those scenes was much more than in our present age the large-scale visual effects. But in any case, even in the subgenre of slasher films appeared stronger "a Few seconds".

6 from 10

Phelia Sandy
21 July 2008 | 12:17

Yes, unfortunately, now this film looks already not in 92. And then this was one of the worst great for me. Eternally dark city, the constant rain, the feeling of the impending end of the world. And villain — as the product of all of this. Traced the mixture of predator and alien. Then it was fashionable, to combine the characters from various blockbusters. But my opinion, very dignified. A given that with his practically seen quite well. Rutger Hauer.

Well here to say... a Real "bad COP", obsessed with capturing the monster. Black leather, big guns and all that. Some silly interchange, well it is also, in General, almost passes unnoticed. On my opinion, a good film, a quality fighter.

10 of 10

How much has Split Second made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $5,430,822.
How much did it cost to make Split Second?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $7,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Split Second?
This tv-show was directed by Tony Maylam.
What is the genre of Split Second?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Crime, Horror.
Who starred in Split Second?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard, Alun Armstrong.
What is Split Second IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.2.
When was Split Second released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1992-05-01.