15 Minutes

2001

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 45917

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Charlize Theron as Rose Hearn
Robert De Niro as Detective Eddie Flemming
Vera Farmiga as Daphne Handlova
Anton Yelchin as Boy in Burning Building
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

heavy-handed

Tabloid TV host Robert Hawkins (Kelsey Grammar) rides along with his drunken friend Detective Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro). Arson investigator Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns) uncovers two people murdered in a deliberate fire. He finds witness Daphne Handlova (Vera Farmiga). They follow the crime spree by two eastern European criminals who become enamored with their new American media world.

The movie seems to be trying to make a point about tabloid journalism. The problem is that it's so heavy-handed and fake. The performances are broad and the characters are cliché. The jabs are not sharp. It's almost a satire except people get brutally murdered and it's not funny. Any compelling points are shouted down by the characters. The criminal duo could be in a violent comedy. The pairing of De Niro and Burns could be a dynamic cop duo. There are some good possibilities but there is simply so much of everything.

Reviewed by Amy Adler 6 / 10

I watched this to see and hear Edward Burns; THIS EXCESSIVELY VIOLENT film has its moments but no one under 18 should ever see it

In Manhattan, Eddie Fleming (Robert De Niro) is a well-known detective on the police force. He courts the press to shadow him at times and he views his minor fame as helpful to his job solving crimes. Nevertheless, his near constant media exposure is disturbing. Meanwhile, a top fire investigator, Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns) prefers a low profile as he solves important arson cases. One fateful day, two immigrants, Oleg and Emil from Eastern Europe arrive at JFK. Although the one tells the airport's immigration officer that he came to "make movies like Frank Capra", that is not their main reason for their journey. They are criminals, newly released from prison, and are tracking down a former partner who made off with their part of the dough. All too soon, they find him and his wife in an old Lower East Side apartment building. The money has been spent on establishing a plumbing business. Oleg, the more out of control perp, brutally murders both of them, while Emil films it with a stolen camera. After the crime, they set the building on fire. This brings in both Eddie and Jordy, whose work habits clash. Yet, they soon join forces to stop the two evil ones and protect a witness, Daphne (Vera Farmiga) who saw the murder from her apartment doorway across the hall. All the while, a sleazy television show producer (Kelsey Grammar) wants to get the whole case on his second rate program, Top Story. How many folks will lose their lives before Oleg and Emil can be stopped? This VERY VIOLENT film has an intriguing story. There is indeed a fine line between a crime and excessive media coverage of a crime. More murders probably do get solved if the public is aware of its happening. Also, Burns is a most attractive, talented performer while De Niro can handle any role, anytime with great skill. With Farmiga, Charlize Theron, Grammar, Melina Kanakeredes and others on board, the cast is wonderful. But, a STRONG CAUTION to potential viewers. The violence in this film is horrific, when it happens, and there was truly no need for its excessive nature. Sometimes, its mitigated by special features the criminals' video camera has to distort the picture. But, not always. If there was not a great cast and a strong story line to consider, I would definitely not encourage ANYONE to view it. As it is, watch at your own discretion and use the fast forward button a lot. If its still too much for your mind to handle, just turn it off. Some movies have a good message but loses it in a cloud of objectionable material.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Some problems here, but overall it's a success

15 MINUTES is an acceptable modern-day crime thriller that takes time out to satirise the media and take a look at people's penchant for their '15 minutes of fame' which if everything is even more prevalent than it was fifteen years ago when this film was made. Although it features a headlining role for Robert De Niro, given his limited screen time he often feels like a supporting player in his own movie, with the hard-working Edward Burns as the main lead.

The scene-stealing roles are given to Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov, who excel as a pair of East European immigrants who arrive in New York and begin a crime spree. The story as it unfolds is resolutely gruesome and fitfully exciting, with some great set-pieces to enjoy, particularly a fiery one towards the climax. The casting director has done well to bring of interesting performers in, including the likes of Avery Brooks and Vera Farmiga, while Kelsey Grammar seems born to play the weaselly tabloid reporter.

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