• 25th Hour (2003)

25th Hour

Release Date: January 10th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

In New York City in the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) steels himself for a lengthy jail term. Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper) and trying to prepare his girlfriend, Naturelle Riviera (Rosario Dawson), for his extended absence.

Cast: Ed Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tony Siragusa, Levan Uchaneishvili

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Gamut Films, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Industry Entertainment

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Family, Love, Bar, Transformation, Father, Prison, Dark, New York City, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    25th Hour struck me as one of the best movies of 2002, but it's also a film that will strike some of its audience as ethically dubious or threatening. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a film of sadness and power, the first great 21st century movie about a 21st century subject. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The movie is flawed by implausible psychology and moments of weak acting. But it's more than redeemed by Lee's passionate ideas about America today. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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