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      15 Minutes

      R Released Mar 9, 2001 2 hr. 0 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      32% 123 Reviews Tomatometer 37% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score At the center of "15 Minutes" is a New York City double murder that must be solved. But the fast-paced story isn't so much about figuring out the truth of the murder, as following who controls that truth. This is the thriller as seen through an eye-popping new lens -- that of the media's hunt for shocking imagery, no matter the cost. In "15 Minutes," as the cops chase the murderers, the media chases the cops, and the whole thing fuels an escalating firestorm. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 05 Buy Now

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      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.

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      FilmGamer Possibly a hidden masterpiece. This is one of those films written and directed by one person that would be generic if not made at such a specific time. This is the largest-scope film I've seen that's closest to pre-9/11. There is a good twist and good commentary, the ending is a bit rushed but it's a crazy film that crams in media commentary mixed with the American dream. Fun stuff in a fluffy package that gets pretty dark at times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review DMC M I watched this on a flight recently and OMG - talk about rotten! I have never seen a movie so poorly done. Incredibly violent and far fetched with a ridiculous storyline. Bazar casting too. Why does Robert De Niro do these shitty movies? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Andre G Liked the movie. Lots of suspense and keeping you guessing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Started off good, but (SPOILER) De Niro's character dies halfway into the movie, which not only badly hurt the film and afterwards kinda got boring, but also falsely advertises this as a De Niro film and is more of Edward Burns' movie. It had a good story and good acting, but if De Niro didn't die, it would of been SO much better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I think the film works well enough as a satire in the world of media, murder and comedy, completely underrated. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review steve d Too dark to accomplish its goals. The actors are great but not given enough to do. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Exceptionally violent, intense DeNiro thriller. Rated: 3/5 Aug 26, 2010 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Michael Thomson BBC.com Rated: 2/5 Apr 16, 2001 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List An interesting, not to say timely, twist on Andy Warhol's fifteen minutes of fame theory. Unfortunately, the execution of the thrills doesn't live up to the film's conceit. Rated: 3/5 Apr 16, 2019 Full Review A.S. Hamrah In These Times It's pretty clear it's the audience who the filmmakers think are the sheeps here. Jan 29, 2019 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal 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. Rated: 0/4 Sep 25, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis At the center of "15 Minutes" is a New York City double murder that must be solved. But the fast-paced story isn't so much about figuring out the truth of the murder, as following who controls that truth. This is the thriller as seen through an eye-popping new lens -- that of the media's hunt for shocking imagery, no matter the cost. In "15 Minutes," as the cops chase the murderers, the media chases the cops, and the whole thing fuels an escalating firestorm.
      Director
      John Herzfeld
      Executive Producer
      Claire Rudnick Polstein
      Screenwriter
      John Herzfeld
      Distributor
      New Line Cinema
      Production Co
      Katira Productions GmbH & Co. KG, New Line Cinema, Industry Entertainment, Tribeca Productions, New Redemption
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Czech
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 25, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $24.4M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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