15 Minutes

Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. The premise is promising, but Herzfeld cares more about sensationalism than substance, and portions of the picture are far nastier than they had to be.
  2. The Czech Republic and Russia, the respective homes of Emil and Oleg, should sue.
  3. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    50
    Less the blistering satire it imagines itself than a blustering, bloody, blundering melodrama about bottom feeders nibbling each other.
  4. 60
    Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that.
  5. 50
    Less a movie for intelligent moviegoers than a suggestion that we're all brainless chickens.
  6. A fairly hypocritical exercise -- and one that's so flamboyant and overbearing that it comes perilously close to being a classic awful.
  7. Herzfeld's sophomore movie is one long howl of rage over the relationship between criminals, journalists and thrill-hungry audiences.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    40
    A thriller more contrived than it is exciting.
  9. Too busy trying to make remarks to be much fun in the end. But it really only has one remark, which it reiterates about a thousand times, and it's not all that remarkable: Fame is overrated.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. JureB.
    Dec 29, 2008
    7
    I enjoyed this one enough to give it 7. If you (critics that gave zeroes) are in a bad mood or...whatever are your problems, please I enjoyed this one enough to give it 7. If you (critics that gave zeroes) are in a bad mood or...whatever are your problems, please don't write stupid things. There are other movies that you gave good marks where it is so obvious that in your saturation by the media you started to be ridiculous searching for a good movie. Full Review »