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Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew – a life that opened doors to New York’s swankiest 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, who’s never given up on his son, and gets together with his two closest friends from the old days. He goes to prison in 24 hours.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, over 30 S-words, 1 GD, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Some sex talk. VIOLENCE: One very severe beating. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Cigarette smoking and lots of alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some wisecracks, some sex-related.
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Review Very Good "...though 25th Hour lacks the glittering
brilliance of those films, I was held by the toughness and pity of Lee's gaze.''
James Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull
Review Good "This is one of the director's most elliptical efforts,
emphasizing atmosphere over plot. For patient viewers, the deliberate pace has
its payoff – before long, you will begin to sense Monty's futility and
desperation. 25th Hour is not a happy experience, and there are times
when it seems to drag, but there's no denying that it lingers in the mind long
after the impressions left by other movies have evaporated.''
Review Very Good "All three men are willing to see
others suffer, in one way or another, or even die, so that they can have what
they want. The movie suggests a thought that may not occur to a lot of its
viewers: To what degree do we all live that way? The film is unusual for not
having a plot or a payoff.''
Review Average "25th Hour is the latest movie to prove that, for
all his talent and ability to attract excellent actors, director Spike Lee has
to quit overstuffing his narratives.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We were only able to collect 67 moviegoer opinions. There just wasn't a big turn out for some reason, which I guess was a good thing since the moviegoer opinions are so mixed. Many enjoyed the movie but many others didn't. It's very rare to see so many very low opinions of "Poor" and "Terrible." It's even worse when you see virtually no "Fantastic" opinions. Still, most people did enjoy "25th Hour," at least to some degree. So, if you read all the moviegoer comments and all the other information we have for this movie and it still looks like your type of movie, go for it! Your probability of enjoying it would be pretty high.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's (Academy Award® nominee EDWARD NORTON) freedom – in 24 hours, he goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew – a life that opened doors to New York's swankiest 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), who's never given up on his son, and gets together with his two closest friends from the old days, Jacob (PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN) and Slaughtery (BARRY PEPPER). Also in the mix is his girlfriend, Naturelle (ROSARIO DAWSON), who might (or might not) have been the one that tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days… but with time running out, there are choices to be made.