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. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    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.
  2. A first-rate Hollywood entertainment--at least if one can accept the schizophrenia of combining a cop/buddy action thriller with an angry satire about the shamelessness of the media.
  3. 75
    A cynical, savage satire about violence, the media and depravity. It doesn't have the polish of "Natural Born Killers" or the wit of "Wag the Dog," but it's a real movie, rough edges and all, and not another link from the sausage factory.
  4. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Mark Caro
    75
    The surprise here isn't that 15 Minutes isn't a masterpiece; it's that the movie works at all.
  5. 70
    It's a fast, entertaining ride.
  6. 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.
  7. 70
    Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare.
  8. The picture is more impressive as it goes along, revealing a symmetry of construction underneath the rudiments of a thriller.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 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 »