Nick of Time is one of the few Johnny Depp joints I hadn’t seen. I should have trusted my judgment from 1995 when I decided it didn’t look that good. Sure, it had Depp and Christopher Walken playing his quintessential bad guy… but boy was it shlocky. It was a decent premise, but the formula ride through the climax was a bit boring. Charles Dutton did a fine job. I think the film fell apart in the writing – although some of the sequences were awkward enough to blame John Badham for some poor directing. I do like some of his other work – American Flyers (a cycling classic featuring an extremely young Kevin Costner) and The Jack Bull (a great HBO western starring John Cusack.)

RATING 6 out of 10