15 Minutes (2001)
15 Minutes (2001) Genre(s): Action | Crime | Thriller

Directed by: John Herzfeld

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Karel Roden, Oleg Taktarov

Synopsis: Two Eastern European friends arrive in New York, one dreaming of making movies, one wanting money, and they find a way to do both at the same time.

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Ripley's movie review

"Our first day in the city was very exciting. Lots of thrills and chills."

Bit of an understatement, that. My expectations weren't very high for this movie but I ended up liking it. The main plot was good, although some of the subplots were unnecessary, and the acting was pretty good, too. Particularly, Roden and Taktarov. It was a bit jumbled and some scenes were kinda slow but the pace picked up considerably in the second half. I also appreciated the cynical (sometimes, scathing) look at American media, judicial system, and society in general. It was a bit over the top but, unfortunately, close to the truth.

Added 13 October 2002 at 3:44 AM
Newt's movie review

It's very funny. Morbid, but funny. It's a movie within a movie with spectacular twists, the best tied to a chair scene ever, and a great soundtrack. It's a really good flick, violent, but watch it.

Added 01 January 2003 at 10:19 PM

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