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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) attempts to get the scoop on Flemming's latest beat when a pair of Eastern European criminals (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) find a way to manipulate the media by filming their exploits, which they believe they can sell to bloodthirsty journalists and make themselves rich. In the wake of a double murder, Flemming teams up with Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns), an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter cop thriller, and, on top of that, it's actually about something."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"It sounds like some crank on the next barstool venting about how everything is crap."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"It's as if Herzfeld believes all that stuff about Americans being hopelessly infantile -- he wanted to make a really good movie, but he just knew he'd lose us if he did."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"A mean, ugly exploitation picture with sophomoric delusions of grandeur."
‑ Sean Burns, Philadelphia Weekly
"Herzfeld's a secondhand-meister, simply regenerating themes, styles and a story line that we've all seen -- and tired of -- somewhere before."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Exceptionally violent, intense DeNiro thriller."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"And so now, in the unambitious tradition of the eminent Natural Born Killers - comes the spectacularly underachieving 15 Minutes."
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
"Herzfeld has created an alternate New York City that is just unpleasant to look at, plain and simple."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"If yesterday's headlines are today's trash, think of writer-director John Herzfeld as the friendly neighborhood garbageman who brings the dumpster straight to your door."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The movie is nothing if not ambitious. The movie is nothing if not overdone. The movie is also, well, pretty much ... nothing."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
""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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Relentless yelling by two usually fine actors spoils this timely crime drama."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It's a film that has about 15 minutes of fervor to it before it gets grounded into a mixture of sleaze, violence, and heartless melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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