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About the Movie
When a celebrity homicide detective and a brash, young fire marshal race against time to stop a pair of publicity seeking murderers, a high-profile newscaster buys videotapes of the gruesome crimes--turning the killers into instant media stars. Now, just how far will society's most desperate people go in order to get their 15 Minutes of fame? Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Robert De Niro ("The Godfather, Part II," "Taxi Driver"), Edward Burns ("Saving Private Ryan," "Shes the One"), and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer ("X Men: The Last Stand," TV's "Frasier").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 123
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 83
- Average Rating: 4.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A clumsy urban thriller.
Rotten: A tiresome screed that purports to teach us a lesson about violence and the media even as it serves up much more than the minimum daily requirement of stabbings, bloody gunshot wounds and relentless stomach punches.
Rotten: There's a dynamite movie to be made about the collision -- and collusion -- of celebrity culture, violence, and media complicity. But the hot-button 15 Minutes isn't it.
Rotten: The filmmaker tries to eat his cake and have it as well, giving his audience ample servings of what we presumably want while slapping our wrists for it at the same time.
Surprising that so many prominent actors would agree to be associated with this drivel. A less-than-subtle message about media obsession and public approval of absolving the guilty in the name of justice is beat over the head of viewers of this movie.
80-90 trips around the sun is all most of us get. Don't waste a waking moment of that time on this assault on intellect.
15 minutes too long
Truly awful. Can somebody please stop DeNiro from ruining his legacy?
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2001
- © 2001 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.