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12 Hour Shift

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2020
Runtime: 1h 26min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: Bodies start to pile up when a drug-user nurse and her cousin try to find a replacement kidney for an organ trafficker.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Darkly funny comedy about organ trafficking gone wrong in a small hospital. Watch it for the excellent score and great performances by Angela Bettis and Chloe Farnworth.

Outside Reviews:

Simon Abrams
1.5 out of 4 stars -

The hospital in 12 Hour Shift is, more often than not, just another place where social misfits do dark, mildly perverse things. Everybody's an obstacle in Mandy's way, but nothing about her behavior suggests that she's more than a vaguely defined cipher for anybody who's ever been stuck at a soul-crushing job that has, over time, lost all meaning, and is now just a means to some ill-gotten ends. Work sucks, duh, but if your job is saving other people's lives, and you're stealing a few just so you can line your pockets, I should hope that I leave your company knowing what your deal is, and why you're clinging so tight to that cash in your hand.

Katie Rife
Grade: B - Killer jeans, organ traffickers, and sex with a carnival ride at the Fantasia Film Festival

12 Hour Shift is... [a] grisly, madcap plot about a crew of night nurses and the organ-trafficking scam they've been running out of the back of an Arkansas hospital as a commentary on the American healthcare system. Mostly, it's an ensemble comedy as black as a longtime smoker's lungs, full of the kind of working-class gallows humor that gets you through a long night on your feet.