25th Hour - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

25th Hour Reviews

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August 19, 2017
Profoundly suffused with an aura of loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
June 20, 2003
...a bit scattershot...but director Lee manages to pull it all together into a tense, gripping, suspenseful, and highly dramatic movie experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 10, 2003
Smart and restrained; a fine production from a mature filmmaker.
Read More | Original Score: 84/100
June 10, 2003
Spike Lee's most compelling and resonant picture in years.
June 8, 2003
A moving tribute to resilience in the face of ruination.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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