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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 12, 2001
It doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter cop thriller, and, on top of that, it's actually about something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 9, 2001
Herzfeld's a secondhand-meister, simply regenerating themes, styles and a story line that we've all seen -- and tired of -- somewhere before.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 9, 2001
The movie is nothing if not ambitious. The movie is nothing if not overdone. The movie is also, well, pretty much ... nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 9, 2001
A clumsy urban thriller.
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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
March 9, 2001
Two horrifyingly bad hours that should stand as a reminder to keep Hollywood away from big issues or anything else it can put in its mouth and choke on.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 9, 2001
A shrewd thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 9, 2001
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.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
March 9, 2001
A picture that has a crowd-stopping impact.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
March 9, 2001
Overwrought and hypocritical.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 9, 2001
Ultra-violent, blatantly manipulative and politically reactionary.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 9, 2001
De Niro and rising star Edward Burns have just enough knowing, gritty give-and-take in 15 Minutes to make you hungry for more.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 9, 2001
A real movie, rough edges and all, and not another link from the sausage factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
March 9, 2001
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.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 9, 2001
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.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 9, 2001
Warhol's statement was just a one-liner, and a movie requires more than that to run two hours.
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March 8, 2001
One of the most brazen pieces of blame-shifting in exploitation-picture history.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 8, 2001
Less the blistering satire it imagines itself than a blustering, bloody, blundering melodrama.
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Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
March 8, 2001
Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare.
| Original Score: 70/100
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2001
Its savage indictment of the nexus involving media, crime and a voracious public is a cinematic statement difficult to ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
March 8, 2001
[The premise is] rolled up in a formulaic young cop-old cop action flick like a sparkler in a rug.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 8, 2001
A jumping off point for showy, contrived, borderline exploitation sequences that fail to tie together because they're not really there to do anything but sell themselves as money shot thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
March 8, 2001
Can never transcend its own crass, exploitative and cynical nature.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 8, 2001
Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 8, 2001
Herzfeld is smart enough to just let De Niro be De Niro.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 8, 2001
Relentlessly stupid and grating.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
March 8, 2001
It's to Herzfeld's credit that the movie's caustic observations hit the mark as often as they belabor the obvious.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 8, 2001
Watching it is like spending time with a know-it-all teenager; the kid isn't neccessarily wrong, but he's definitely irritating.
| Original Score: C-
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 6, 2001
The reality of 'unscripted' programming et al. trumps the critique from the gitgo.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 2, 2001
The film seems exaggerated strictly to pray upon latent public fears in a calculated, predatory way.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 2, 2001
Isn't as clever or as timely as it clearly perceives itself.