15 Minutes
15 Minutes (2001)

An action drama centering on the media circus, 15 Minutes focuses on a New York homicide detective named Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro), a famous figure known for his heroic on-the-job manner. A tabloid news anchor (Kelsey Grammer)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 2001
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33%
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38%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As critical as it is about sensationalism in the media, 15 Minutes itself indulges in lurid violence, and its satire is too heavy-handed to be effective.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter cop thriller, and, on top of that, it's actually about something.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Alley flasher, pubescent paperboy, toy with a broken squeaker. Edward Burns sounds like those things, but plays none of them here. He's fire marshal Jordy Warsaw. That sounds like a Pauly Shore character; Shore would arguably act with greater conviction.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It sounds like some crank on the next barstool venting about how everything is crap.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Herzfeld's a secondhand-meister, simply regenerating themes, styles and a story line that we've all seen -- and tired of -- somewhere before.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Exceptionally violent, intense DeNiro thriller.

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Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

And so now, in the unambitious tradition of the eminent Natural Born Killers - comes the spectacularly underachieving 15 Minutes.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The movie is nothing if not ambitious. The movie is nothing if not overdone. The movie is also, well, pretty much ... nothing.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"15 Minutes" is a cops-and-killers action movie naively intent on telling you things you already know about the societal pitfalls of tabloid media.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Andy Warhol's theory gets yet another Hollywood workup in this slezy actioner, this time around with two foreign criminals as media-hungry badasses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
15 Minutes is a piece of crap. This film was boring, uninspired garbage, some cast members were very bad, and couldn't act for shit. I'm refering to… More
Martin Sahlin
I had never heard of this movie when I saw it. But it was a kickass movie. Lots of great characters.
Anthony Lawrie
15 minutes. That?s how long De Niro is in it for! Grammer is good but Burns is annoying as usual!
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
I had no idea what I was getting into when I watched this movie. I had heard nothing about it, with only a general understanding of the plot. But I was… More
Film Crazy
Not one of De niro's best movies but certainly not a terrible movie and i quite enjoyed it! Its a bit weird though almost a black comedy just not to many… More
Al S
An electrifying and hard-edged thriller with outstanding force. It's relentlessly exciting and absolutely shocking. An edge of your seat ride fuelled by… More