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25th Hour Reviews

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January 10, 2003
Lee overloads a featherweight story with pretentious subtext and showy technique.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2002
The story line is flaccid and episodic, the direction lacks vitality, and the observations are mundane.
December 18, 2002
There are two films at war in director Spike Lee's newest feature 25th Hour, one uninteresting, the other an epic of near-tragic miscalculation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2003
25th Hour has a lot of problems, but chief amongst them is the persistent feeling that Lee is just treading water, by trading on past glories and larding in celebrity appearances in the hope of actually selling a few tickets for a change.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 23, 2002
A pungent, mostly well-acted tale of one man's forced emotional steeling... in which Lee again proves himself a bungler of graceful denouements and points made softly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 18, 2002
Maybe Spike Lee's response to 9-11 is shellshock and confusion, but that's not enough to build his latest movie on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 23, 2002
How can so much talent be so utterly, utterly wasted on this weak material?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
January 10, 2016
there is still plenty of angst saturating the film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2002
The latest movie to prove that, for all his talent and ability to attract excellent actors, director Spike Lee has to quit overstuffing his narratives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2003
If there was ever a filmmaker in need of someone who could tell him where and when to stop, what to leave in and what to take out, it would be Spike Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2003
Pretty lethargic stuff.
January 7, 2003
...contains moments so raw, lyrical and playfully alert to the limitless possibilities of filmmaking that it takes a day or two to figure out the flick just ain't very good.
January 10, 2003
Couldn't have been more generic if it tried.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 14, 2002
The various elements of 25th Hour are invariably provocative, but the husk of the story isn't up to the challenge.
January 11, 2003
An episodically interesting but ultimately failed effort boasting fine performances and a good score by Spike Lee stalwart Terence Blanchard.
January 10, 2003
Spike Lee goes from inspired gutsiness to pretentious gooeyness, as if Eminem turned into Alan Jackson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2003
With all the great actors and social commentary going for it, 25th Day fails due to Spike's inability to trust the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 18, 2003
Features a number of scenes of individual power that, ultimately, do not add up to a film of the same level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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