25th Hour
25th Hour (2003)

The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's freedom--in 24 hours he goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew--a life that opened doors in New York's swankiest clubs… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 10, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An intelligent and well-acted film despite the usual Spike Lee excesses.

Time Out

While 25th Hour has a several arresting characters struggling with credible problems, regrettably Monty isn't one of them.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Pretty lethargic stuff.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

If you're in any way a Spike Lee fan, check this out.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I still think that Mr. Lee has come closer than he ever has before to making the great film about New York City that David Thomson hoped from him in a favorable mini-bio in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's the usual undisciplined, overextended Spike symphony: more fun than it is any good.

Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

Profoundly suffused with an aura of loss.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Lee and his cast are so adept at getting us acquainted with Monty and these other people that we wind up feeling like we've known them for years.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Lee has created that rarity in filmmaking: a movie we need, right now.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

there is still plenty of angst saturating the film

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
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Mark Walker
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