25th Hour - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

25th Hour Reviews

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Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
June 8, 2003
A moving tribute to resilience in the face of ruination.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
June 6, 2003
Superbly acted, as you would expect, it's also rich in moral nuance. Doing the right thing is not as simple in his films as it once was.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 29, 2003
The movie is electric.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 22, 2003
Ao descartar qualquer sinal de sutileza em seu trabalho, Spike Lee dilui o drama de seu protagonista em um oceano de sofrimento.
| Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 22, 2003
Some fine supporting performances and powerful scenes but this is a disappointment from Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
This is a film where one is totally involved with all of the characters.
May 7, 2003
It's about a feeling of clutching at nothing, having that specific sort of stressed sensation that comes about in a situation that sucks but simply cannot be changed.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 26, 2003
Superbly acted and impressively directed, it's a moving study of loss and responsibility in post-9/11 New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

FilmFour.com
April 21, 2003
The more Lee tries to force pathos from his plight, the more misguided the film becomes.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 24, 2003
This drug dealer has a good heart.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
The affective claims of the film are enormous, even in its occasional missteps or overreachings.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 11, 2003
Lee is reaching beyond a hopeless portrait of cultural decay -- sculpting his gritty world's end tale as a religious parable.
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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
As Woody Allen slides perilously close to irrelevance, Spike Lee has emerged as the quintessential New York filmmaker, using the microcosm of New York to explore the macrocosm of America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 10, 2003
As with so many of Lee's films, "The 25th Hour" joins the rest in thumbing its nose at Hollywood gloss.
| Original Score: A
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
It is one of those movies where its characters remind us of people weve met and their fears and confusions hit, at times, a little too close to home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
Yes, 25th Hour is a big, messy sprawl, but it's also an undeniably beautiful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2003
Lee's in-your-face style of guerilla filmmaking can be off-putting to many... but he's clearly a man who isn't afraid to express his convictions.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
February 18, 2003
Lee's best picture in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 9, 2003
Who knows what Spike Lee's been taking, but whatever it is -- send me a couple of grams.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
February 8, 2003
...has an observant, inspired, interesting and courageous approach that makes a strong lasting impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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