Trailer & Poster: Naomi Watts Stars In Phillip Noyce’s Real-Time Thriller THE DESPERATE HOUR

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. 

The synopsis:

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.

The trailer:

The poster:


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