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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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

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

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

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

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

"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

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
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
Martin Sahlin
I had never heard of this movie when I saw it. But it was a kickass movie. Lots of great characters.
Tim Sigur
Edward Burns is the worst. The fact that he thinks he is talented is disturbing.