25th Hour Synopsis
A drug dealer (Edward Norton) has one day before heading to jail.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a film of sadness and power, the first great 21st century movie about a 21st century subject.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
25th Hour struck me as one of the best movies of 2002, but it's also a film that will strike some of its audience as ethically dubious or...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is flawed by implausible psychology and moments of weak acting. But it's more than redeemed by Lee's passionate ideas about...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's deeply stylized, but there's an accompanying patience and gravity that are hard to shake. They're the architecture of a lingering,...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lee, as he did in ''Malcolm X'' and ''Clockers,'' makes his hero's dread palpable, and though 25th Hour lacks the glittering brilliance of...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In a multiplex filled with empty New Year vessels (take that, Kangaroo Jack), this holdover grabs you hard.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It could have been more taut, could have been harder, but 25th Hour still resonates with power and poetry.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Edward Norton makes an art of self-containment. No contemporary actor gives less away to more effect, and he's at his closely held best in...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
To say Spike Lee is repeating himself is itself repetitious -- he is getting B-O-R-I-N-G!
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Hour not only acknowledges the attacks -- they're a running theme. Lee opens his movie with a shot of the beaming blue spotlights that mark...
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spike lee- edwardnorton: binomio perfetto!!!!!!!!

By everygreen
chi non ama questo film non capisce niente di cinema. mi dispiace ragazzi ma è un gioiello!!!!!!!!!!!...

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Rated R | For Strong Language and Some Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Engaging but violent drama. Not for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
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