|release date:||January 10, 2003|
Tuesday May 20, 2003 (dvd)
|running time:||130 min.|
|director:||Spike Lee |
|producer(s):||Spike Lee, Jon Kilik, Tobey Maguire, Julia Chasman |
|cast:||Edward Norton, Rosario Dawson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Aaron Stanford |
|Current Tribute rating: Rate Movie User Reviews|
25th Hour Movie Synopsis
The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's (Norton) 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 bright lights, his own big-city dreams, and the life he knew -- a life that opened doors to New York's swankiest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father (Cox), who's never given up on his son, and gets together with his two closest friends from the old days, Jakob (Hoffman) and Slaughtery (Pepper). Also in the mix is his girlfriend, Natalie (Dawson), who might (or might not) have been the one who tipped him off to the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days... but with time running out, there are choices to be made and Monty's got some tricks up his sleeve that are about to be set in motion.
Amongst the stupid movies being released these days, the 25th Hour is a very well made movie, with good actors and a good scenario.
If you watch 25th hour again, it becomes more understandable and interesting, especially with subtitles. I think Barry Pepper did a brillant part of Frank and there are some amusing scenes such as the 62nd percentile and Jacob`s imaginary friend `Terry`. The only problem was that Ed Norton`s goatee was a bit distracting therefore it was hard to find that his character is meant to be a good looking fella. Overall, I think the film is great and I advise you to get the dvd.
I thought it was extremely well done, and gave me a lot to think about. Too much 9-11 in my opinion, but other than that it had a great feel to it.