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2.0 out of 5 stars Pure Hollywood trash, only its not in a good way, October 9, 2002
This review is from: 15 Minutes (Infinifilm Edition) (DVD)
What seems like a good idea from the start, a satire of the way the media controls the public's perspective and influences our everyday lives, is made a routine shoot 'em up film devoid of any social commentary, no matter how hard it tries. 15 Minutes tries to be shocking and original, and I'll admit it has its' moments of brilliance, but fails in the long run to deliver anything substancial. Robert De Niro plays a celebrity cop in New York who is teamed up with an arson investigator played by Edward Burns. Both are on the trail of two foreign criminals who record their murder spree on a handheld video camera. There are some decent action scenes throughout, and De Niro and Burns try they're best to take they're roles with a grain of salt, but in the end 15 Minutes offers nothing special in anything and everything. The idea is intriguing, and I was genuinely shocked at some parts (anyone else who has seen the film knows the only part I am talking about that is truly shocking), but isn't delivered properly leading to an unrealistic climax and dumbed down ending. Kelsey Grammer also stars as a journalist who will do anything for a story, and look for David Allan Grier, Kim Catrall, and Charlize Theron in throwaway roles.
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