25th Hour - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

25th Hour Reviews

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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.
May 29, 2003
The movie is electric.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
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