Movies In Focus has said it many times before, but Phillip Noyce is a director who knows how to expertly craft a thriller. Films like Dead Calm, Blind Fury, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and the under-rated The Saint show that he understands the genre and knows how to build tension – as well has being able to get his actors to deliver great performances. I would expect nothing less from Noyce’s latest effort, The Desperate Hour.
A real-time thriller starring Naomi Watts as a mother attempting to save her son during a lockdown following a school shooting, The Desperate Hour will play select US cinemas, on Digital and On Demand from 25 February 2022.
Check out the trailer below.
Unfolding in real time, The Desperate Hour is a “riveting and pulse pounding” thriller from award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts) 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.
p style=”text-align: center;”>