• 15 Minutes (2001)

15 Minutes

Release Date: March 9th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 14th, 2001

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

At the center of "15 Minutes" is a New York City double murder that must be solved. But the fast-paced story isn't so much about figuring out the truth of the murder, as following who controls that truth. This is the thriller as seen through an eye-popping new lens -- that of the media's hunt for shocking imagery, no matter the cost. In "15 Minutes," as the cops chase the murderers, the media chases the cops, and the whole thing fuels an escalating firestorm.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Melina Kanakaredes, Karel Roden, Oleg Taktarov, Vera Farmiga

Director: John Herzfeld

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Industry Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Tribeca Productions, New Redemption, Katira Productions GmbH & Co. KG

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Rivalry, New York City, 2000s, Murder, Tense, Engaging, Mystery, Fascinating, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 70
    Larry TerenziMr. Showbiz

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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