25th Hour Reviews

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January 3, 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.
January 10, 2016
there is still plenty of angst saturating the film
December 27, 2007
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
While 25th Hour has a several arresting characters struggling with credible problems, regrettably Monty isn't one of them.
July 8, 2003
A turgid, bombastic and outrageously self-satisfied movie.
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.
April 21, 2003
The more Lee tries to force pathos from his plight, the more misguided the film becomes.
January 18, 2003
Features a number of scenes of individual power that, ultimately, do not add up to a film of the same level.
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.
January 13, 2003
Pretty lethargic stuff.
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.
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.
January 10, 2003
An intriguing misfire that nonetheless holds our interest, keeping us wondering about the movie that might have been.
January 10, 2003
It's a bizarre movie, both vital and rigged, and like many Lee films it has sincere feelings dramatized with smooth calculation.
January 10, 2003
The one sympathetic character in 25th Hour turns out to be the city about to benefit from the absence of this lowlife drug dealer.
January 10, 2003
Cries out for tightness, for discipline.
January 10, 2003
All of Lee's worst traits are on display, including a snail-slow narrative, inept editing, nonexistent continuity, shameless overacting, unresolved subplots, soap-box sermonizing and ridiculous character names.
January 10, 2003
Lee overloads a featherweight story with pretentious subtext and showy technique.
January 10, 2003
Well-acted but badly miscalculated.
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