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At Theaters: 1/10/2003 On Video: 5/20/2003
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 12 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399934
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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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.
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Drama - This is a slow-moving drama whose appeal will largely be for adults. The film's subject matter is inappropriate for children, who would be bored, anyhow.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Edward Norton RED DRAGON, DEATH TO SMOOCHY, THE SCORE
Barry Pepper KNOCKAROUND GUYS, BATTLEFIELD EARTH
Philip Seymour Hoffman PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE
Rosario Dawson THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH, MEN IN BLACK II
Dir/Prod/Wri: Spike Lee BAMBOOZLED, THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY
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About The Film
About the Cast
About The Production
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Content Heading
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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Entertainment Weekly   Full 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 Critic  Full 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.''

Roger Ebert  Full 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.''

USA TODAY  Full 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.''

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 67 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
8
About 50/50
88%
13-19Teens (F)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
High
89%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
16
Low
50%
30+Adults (M)
15
About 50/50
67%
30+Adults (F)
15
About 50/50
80%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.
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