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15

15 (2004)

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20

Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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15, the debut feature from writer/director Royston Tan, takes a loosely plotted look at the lives of some unruly teens in Singapore. Melvin (Melvin Chen) and Vynn (Vynn Soh) are best friends who spend a lot of their time cutting school and watching porn together. Melvin is worried about passing his exams because his mother has threatened to throw him out if he fails. Vynn still feels bitterness over the dissolution of his friendship with Shaun (Shaun Tan), who abandoned his former friends when

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Art House & International, Drama

Nov 1, 2005

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Royston Tan seems more interested in directing a 97-minute music video than a story with weight and depth.

June 10, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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So predictable it could almost be a parody of the genre -- though that would require a sense of humor above and beyond the self-reflexive comedy on display here.

April 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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Royston Tan's feature film debut follows five young residents of a public housing project in Singapore.

April 13, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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15 isn't easy to sit through, but there are ample rewards.

April 13, 2005
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The directionless lives on display all too easily translate into a directionless film.

April 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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the despair is touching

November 22, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Visually arresting film proves that Singaporean kids just want their MTV.

October 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Tan connects with his dangerously disaffected youth in a way that only a truly sympathetic contemporary can.

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A flashy, hyperviolent offering

April 15, 2005 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

This is a tough watch at times, yet there's a strain of black humour.

February 26, 2005 Full Review Source: BBC.com
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