Despite the over-familiarity of its once-trendy time-tripping plot structure, "96 Minutes" maintains a brisk pace and generates a satisfying degree of suspense with its credibly contrived tale of disparate lives forever changed by a violent carjacking. Pic also boasts strong performances by well-cast up-and-comers, though its lack of star power, per se, likely will limit theatrical prospects. On the other hand, high-profile TV and film credits of some players may attract the interest of vid renters and cable viewers. Working from her own script, first-time feature helmer Aimee Lagos displays a talent for brisk character definition and a sharp eye for class and racial divides. Better still, she has a deft way of keeping things coherent while juggling subplots and timeframes.