15: The Movie

User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9

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  1. DarylC.
    Jan 21, 2007
    5
    15 is a paradox. It is flawed, and is ironically superficial. However, it is also decidedly important for such a flawed film, as Tan attempts to make a film which discusses bold and controversial topics, marking an important step in the development of Singapore's film industry and exploring Singapore's censorship issues.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Directing real-life street kids, Tan abruptly shifts focus from one character to another, as if mimicking their impatience and short attention span, and like Godard he playfully subverts his own material by having actors address the camera directly, spouting cultural and political asides.
  2. The law of averages demands that every once in a while a movie must come along starring young nonprofessional actors who aren't very good. That's unfortunately the case in 15.
  3. 80
    It's not a pretty picture, but it's an important one.