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15 Minutes Reviews

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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
March 9, 2001
A clumsy urban thriller.
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.
March 9, 2001
A shrewd thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
March 9, 2001
A picture that has a crowd-stopping impact.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2001
Overwrought and hypocritical.
March 9, 2001
Ultra-violent, blatantly manipulative and politically reactionary.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2001
A real movie, rough edges and all, and not another link from the sausage factory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
March 9, 2001
Warhol's statement was just a one-liner, and a movie requires more than that to run two hours.
March 8, 2001
One of the most brazen pieces of blame-shifting in exploitation-picture history.
March 8, 2001
Less the blistering satire it imagines itself than a blustering, bloody, blundering melodrama.
March 8, 2001
Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare.
Read More | Original Score: 70/100
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
March 8, 2001
[The premise is] rolled up in a formulaic young cop-old cop action flick like a sparkler in a rug.
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
March 8, 2001
Can never transcend its own crass, exploitative and cynical nature.
March 8, 2001
Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 8, 2001
Herzfeld is smart enough to just let De Niro be De Niro.
March 8, 2001
Relentlessly stupid and grating.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 6, 2001
The reality of 'unscripted' programming et al. trumps the critique from the gitgo.
March 2, 2001
The film seems exaggerated strictly to pray upon latent public fears in a calculated, predatory way.
March 2, 2001
Isn't as clever or as timely as it clearly perceives itself.