running time

  1. the length of time that a movie or tv show runs
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  • Make sure you're comfortable as the running time can take its toll, but superb battle scenes and sterling performances make it worth watching. The Sun
  • While it is true that credits now roll pretty quickly on film, the reason has less to do with studios trying to keep the running time on films down and more with the proliferation of the number of credits in a film.
  • It is only the first of many sequences that jolts and stuns you into full attention over a two hour running time.
  • It has an unstoppable forward momentum and a running time as lean as an Anthony Mann western from the 1950s.
  • Some sharper cutting - the running time is more than two hours - might have made it really sing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although the picture is sharper and shows less speckling than the VHS release, throughout its running time it is plagued with smeary streaks; it actually looks as if it's being run through a projector.
  • It's action sequences, basically 2 hrs of its 2 hr. 45 min running time, are bravura for sure.
  • A great deal of the running time is devoted to recalling the life and death of Kolski (his widow, brother, and playwright Israel Horovitz speak about the man in reverential tones), but the true story here is Samuel Yates, who came up with the bizarre notion of mixing paint and human ash. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
  • He turns a daunting running time to advantage, crafting each episode into a romantic cliffhanger.
  • Nothing about him is explained at all, in fact, and many of the characters in the film prove to be completely useless and exist only to eat up running time.
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