My Quick Review: 23:59 is a mix between typical asian ghost stories (there are a lot of similarities with Dorm, especially in the first half hour) and exorcism movies.
The sets are great for the budget and the cinematography looks good enough for the movie to be enjoyed in a theater but unfortunately, poor acting all over the board (especially from the lieutenant) and lack of originality cripple the whole movie.
23:59 might be a good introduction to what National Service represents in a country such as Singapore, and all the folklore and superstition that flourish in those barracks, it is insufficient to keep us interested during the whole duration (albeit short) of the film.
Even fans of Asian Horror won’t be entirely satisfied by the ghosts/spirits on display with only a few jump scares and gore effect to keep them entertained.
My Rating: 4.5/10
Director: Gilbert Chan
Buy or Rent: Rent. But only if you want a change of scenery