DVD 25th Hour [DVD] [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 3664),
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25th Hour [DVD] [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Spike Lee's bracing adaptation of David Benioff's novel is a vibrant, vital motion picture. Edward Norton plays Monty Brogan, a harmless drug dealer who has 24 hours of freedom before serving a seven-year jail sentence. Nervous, confused, and terrified, Monty turns to his closest friends for support: Frank Slattery (Barry Pepper), a cocky stockbroker who resents Monty for throwing his life away; Jakob Elinsky (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a hapless high school teacher who is attracted to one of his students (Anna Paquin); and Monty's heartbroken father (Brian Cox), who blames himself for Monty's demise. And then there is Naturelle (Rosario Dawson), Monty's beautiful girlfriend, who may or may not be guilty of ratting Monty out to the cops. Monty spends his last day trying to ignore the inevitability of time, but everyone and everything only reminds him of the bleak, unpromising days that lay ahead.

    With 25TH HOUR, Spike Lee revisits the fiery territory of 1989's DO THE RIGHT THING. Frustrated by Hollywood's cold shoulder toward the tragedy of September 11th, Lee attacks the subject with fervor, resulting in a film that brilliantly captures the mood and atmosphere in New York City in the months following the attack. The film features stellar contributions from composer Terence Blanchard, cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, and Lee's ensemble cast.
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    • Rating - strong language and some violence
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30582

  • Credits
    Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip S. Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It produces a wrenching, dazzling succession of moods..."
    New York Times

    "...Undeniably beautiful..."
    Premiere

    "...The role plays right into Norton's gift for letting brainy anxiety detonate just beneath the surface of a scene....Lee, as he did in MALCOLM X and CLOCKERS, makes his hero's dread palpable..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...25TH HOUR is a riveting, emotionally resonant New York drama....Edward Norton is dynamite..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Lee's use of space expertly evokes the general air of a city bereft..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...An impressive, affecting return to form from one of Hollywood's finest filmmakers..."
    Total Film

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