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Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton (Best Actor, 1999, American History X) heads an amazing all-star cast in the critically acclaimed Spike Lee (Summer of Sam, Do the Right Thing) film 25th Hour. In 24 short hours Monty Brogan (Norton) goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say good-bye to the life he knew -- a life that opened doors to New York's swankest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father (Brian Cox, The Bourne Identity), and gets together with two old friends, Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Almost Famous) and Slaughtery (Barry Pepper, The Green Mile). And then there's his girlfriend, Naturelle (Rosario Dawson, Men In Black 2), who might (or might not) have been the one who tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days, but with time running out, there are choices to be made as he struggles to redeem himself in the 25th hour.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 164
- Fresh: 128
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Pretty lethargic stuff.
Fresh: The first great 21st century movie about a 21st century subject.
Fresh: I still think that Mr. Lee has come closer than he ever has before to making the great film about New York City that David Thomson hoped from him in a favorable mini-bio in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
Fresh: Lee has created that rarity in filmmaking: a movie we need, right now.
i would, but i won't
i would buy this movie if i didn't already own it on dvd. if you're a edward norton fan you must see this movie because he gives one of his best performances to date, same goes for philip seymour hoffman. if you're a spike lee fan and have not already seen this movie you have some homework to do and if you don't know who or what i'm talking about then you need to watch this movie and take a trip guided by edward norton in to the fantastical mind of spike lee.
I read the book when it came out and it was instantly in my top 5 favorite books of all time, so I was thrilled when I saw they were making the movie. I thought Spike Lee did an incredible job a adapting David Benioff's book to the big screen while adding a few elements, such as the post 9-11 sentiment, yet keeping the overall feeling the same. I have probably seen it a dozen times in the last 3 years and it never gets old. This is definitely in my top 5 movies of all time, if not my favorite of all time.
Spike's Best Effort
The haunting shadows of 9-11 hang in the background, as if to mock Edward Norton's self-inflicted tragedy. Real tragedy, true victims are the back drop for Norton's squandered life. Is he a victim? In a sense, but he's a drug dealer, and we'll get over the fact that he's got to go to prison. But the way Spike Lee weaves the last hours of freedom is masterful, compelling, and, so important for movies, entertaining. One of the best NYC films in years. I saw this movie while living in Los Angeles and it made me home sick. I loved this film.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2003
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