“Over on my Hebrew blog I often bitch about how long it sometimes takes for a high-profile American movie to cross the Atlantic and reach screens [in Israel]. Sometimes it takes an eternity, and some films wind up not even playing theatres. Into the Wild and The Assassination of Jesse James were straight-to-DVD releases over here. But with 88 Minutes roles are reversed: this one was released theatrically about a year ago, and is now already available on DVD. Only now it reaches American screens. Too bad for you guys.
“Remember that Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort, the film√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s producers, are Israeli ex-pats, and that Samuel Hadida, the film√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s French co-financier, has a ownership stake at the megaplex owned by the film√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢s Israeli distributors.” — from a 4.19 review on Israeli blogger Yair Raveh‘s column (otherwise known as Cinemascope),which appears in both Hebrew and English.