18 February 2017 | merklekranz
Weak story goes nowhere .....
A Burt Reynolds mad bomber mystery with a script that is severely under developed. Burt does however wear a nice assortment of hair pieces, as he tries to piece together several random bombings in Miami. Further complicating things is Bruce Dern, as a death row prisoner with premonitions of the bombings in his dreams, making the story extremely disjointed. Charles Durning is barely in the film, with small parts in the beginning and end. If you blink, you will miss Paul Bartel playing a hotel desk manager behind a cage. Essential to any deranged bomber screenplay is insight into the bomber's motivation. Here the motivation makes zero sense, and thus the movie itself becomes a "so what?" Unfortunately, "Hard Time the Premonition" is totally forgettable, even for Burt Reynolds fans. - MERK