The Desperate Hour Review: A Preposterous Exploitation of School Shootings

A widowed mother races through the deep woods after reading about an active shooter at her son’s school. The Desperate Hour takes every parent’s worst nightmare and turns it into a preposterous film. What begins as a terrifying and intriguing premise quickly devolves into utter absurdity. The single character perspective loses believability as the protagonist inserts herself into the situation via cell phone. Even worse, the film makes no real effort to comment on the plague of gun violence threatening children. The Desperate Hour is an exercise in exploitation that’s borderline offensive.


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