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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The picture is more impressive as it goes along, revealing a symmetry of construction underneath the rudiments of a thriller. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Clumsy urban thriller. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Less the blistering satire it imagines itself than a blustering, bloody, blundering melodrama about bottom feeders nibbling each other. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The Czech Republic and Russia, the respective homes of Emil and Oleg, should sue. show more

  • 70
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The surprise here isn't that 15 Minutes isn't a masterpiece; it's that the movie works at all. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    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. show more

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