|New Line Cinema | Release Date: March 9, 2001||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The surprise here isn't that 15 Minutes isn't a masterpiece; it's that the movie works at all.
Both audacious and unwieldy, exciting and excessive, this dark thriller is too long, too violent and not always convincing. But at the same time, there's no denying that it's onto something, that its savage indictment of the nexus involving media, crime and a voracious public is a cinematic statement difficult to ignore. Read full review
In a season mostly given over to unwatchable movies being cleared off studio shelves, it's at least about something. And there's no denying the lurid urgency with which it jumps off the screen.
Less the blistering satire it imagines itself than a blustering, bloody, blundering melodrama about bottom feeders nibbling each other.
Works just fine as a generic but fast-paced - and rather ugly - cop buddy flick.
It takes a concerted effort to make a movie as relentlessly stupid and grating as 15 Minutes.
If Detroit had produced an equivalent lemon, we might have been seeing the world's first one-wheeled, square-tired car with no cooling system, steering wheel or brakes.
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