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25th Hour Reviews

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January 2, 2018
It's an odd movie, maybe odder than it should have been if this is Lee's attempt to make a more widely accessible, less issue-based movie.
September 12, 2017
If you're in any way a Spike Lee fan, check this out.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 19, 2017
Profoundly suffused with an aura of loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2016
there is still plenty of angst saturating the film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2014
Spike Lee's furiously melancholy drama about life and dread in post-9/11 New York City.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 2, 2011
Engaging but violent drama. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2010
Finds beauty in the silver linings and embodies the notion that we're stronger than we usually realize we can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2010
An under-rated gem, 25th Hour is a powerful story about how the decisions you make in your life, and who you make them with, can ultimately lead to your downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
One of Spike Lee's best films...
February 18, 2009
Lee successfully, seamlessly marries his famously inventive visual style with more introspective material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2008
Lee builds Monty's story of tortured introspection and his final surprising, desperate act before incarceration through boldly candid conversations and flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2007
Perhaps Lee's most consistently compelling work since Clockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
One of the more entertaining and thought-provoking Spike Lee Joints in a long while.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
While 25th Hour has a several arresting characters struggling with credible problems, regrettably Monty isn't one of them.
March 22, 2005
'Spike Lee's love of New York, unlike Woody Allen's, has always been more tough than tender.'
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5/5
September 6, 2004
Lee's best, most cohesive and most passionate film since Do the Right Thing.
December 1, 2003
25th Hour stands out as a remarkably atmospheric and elegiac American film, every scene heavy with the stillness of tragedy.'
September 6, 2003
In its own strange way [the film is] uplifting, a tribute to people's ability to face the unthinkable, and, if not triumph, at least persevere.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 8, 2003
A turgid, bombastic and outrageously self-satisfied movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 27, 2003
25th Hour is both Spike Lee's condemnation of and valentine to what we've done before, but also a strangely inspiring reminder of how beautiful the mere opportunity to choose can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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