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25th Hour - 28/2/2006 7:25:44 AM   
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Yes, I Concur - 28/2/2006 7:25:45 AM   
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Yeah of course, but what about how it looks ?!? This shit pops out of the screen and grabs you like only a Spike Lee joint can. The tracking shot that follows Anna Paquin through the nightclub blew my mind the first time I saw it and is just as good as any from Goodfellas or Casino.

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RE: 25th Hour - 28/2/2006 2:54:18 PM   
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25th Hour
 
The consequences of selling drugs.....
arent worth the "rewards" as Edward Norton finds out. I wanted to watch this film in theaters when it was released but I didnt get a chance to. I waited for the DVD and it was worth it. Ed Norton is a great actor and the way Spike Lee directed this film is brilliant, the imagery and the locations. While most will be put off by the redundant subject of the film most will enjoy the performances and the semi-twist at the end. 
  The 9/11 Tribute is a must watch special feature.
I must add Im no fan of films that take place in one day like Trespass, Phone Booth, etc.... these movies dont keep me interested, but 25th Hour did.


The story is about a drug dealer in New York City who is turning himself in to the police so he can be sentenced for his drug pushing. It dawns on him that he has a lot of relationships to mend, with family, friends and his love interest, who wouldnt surprise anyone if she is who snitches on him, so the movie is pretty much that, Norton driving around town ala "Collateral" but without the murdering and jacking a taxi.

 
 The end of this film is amazing.... If you ever been convicted, sentenced or are thinking about commiting a crime...watch this film. It will entertain you and even kick some sense into you.





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RE: 25th Hour - 2/3/2006 2:26:30 AM   
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One of Spike Lee's best of his recent efforts

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- 11/3/2006 4:44:17 PM   
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every actor in this film gives the bet perfomance of their careers, and this is probaly one of spike lee's best films.

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Great - 14/12/2006 8:50:47 PM   
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What can I say another Spike Lee for those of you that this isn't enough I will write on. It's another great Spike Lee movie in wich we follow a man in his last days before he goes of to prisson for a drug related crime, just like al Spike Lee films he's got a way of filming that keeps you (or at least me) edged even long afther the film has ended. And theres only one other director that does that for me and that is Larry Clark and he gives it in a whole other reason (altough also a good one.)

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25th Hour - 29/2/2008 6:06:24 AM   
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just watched this for the first time and must say how much i really enjoyed it. Everybody on top form but the obvious stand out being Norton. Set against a post 9/11 New York backdrop with the obvious mood still lingering it adds good weight to the story in hand. I found myself feeling real sympathy for Monty and his final hours leading upto impending incarceration. The film creates an underlying message that we all could relate to.

Definitely Spike Lee's best in my opinion.

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25th Hour - 29/2/2008 6:06:24 AM   
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just watched this for the first time and must say how much i really enjoyed it. Everybody on top form but the obvious stand out being Norton. Set against a post 9/11 New York backdrop with the obvious mood still lingering it adds good weight to the story in hand. I found myself feeling real sympathy for Monty and his final hours leading upto impending incarceration. The film creates an underlying message that we all could relate to.

Definitely Spike Lee's best in my opinion.

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The 25th Hour. A Spike Lee joint. - 7/5/2010 12:42:34 AM   
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And one of his best joints in a while.

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A 24 Hour Chronicle Of Worry - 5/1/2012 12:55:54 PM   
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The 25th Hour is an intriguing premise. It has a spot on cast, who deliver superb performances. It has a neat, believable script and a well executed, moral-compass based structure that fits the New York backdrop suitably. Basically, The 25th Hour is a haunting and uneventful tale of men and the lives they lead. Some subplots, most notably the one involving Anna Paquin, are a touch unnecessary, but this is not a problem big enough to render the film no good. The oblique ending makes for some interesting food for thought, and because of this, it is most definitely a film that can be enjoyed more than once. True, its' scope is a little limited and sometimes feels like a case of style over substance, but ultimately, The 25th Hour plays out as a smart, unsettling commentary about choice, human nature, and ultimately, about life itself. Powerful stuff.

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