Jawdroppingly good drama from director Spike Lee about a drug dealer sentenced to 7 years in a tough prison who has one last day hanging out with his lover, his friends and his Dad before handing himself in at the prison. Or will he? Throughout the day he agonises over whether to run away, kill himself or surrender. Outstanding scenes are his furious rant about the sort of people he hates and a powerfully-written scene in a police station. Edward Norton heads a terrific cast that also features Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brian Cox. Unmissable.
wicked film 100% gotta watch
Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in widescreen format, it really does the battle scene great justice; coupled with surround sound, you'll be gripped by the amazing cinematography.
A real thought provoking film!
An excellent film with an excellent performance from each of the cast members. Edward Norton, as Monty, delivers one of his finest performances. So do the supporting actors, in particular Philip Seymour-Hoffman and Barry Pepper. This a genuine film experience, a haunting dose of reality.
File under classic
Sometimes a movie comes along that leaves you speechless with admiration as the end credits roll, and "The 25th Hour" is one of them. That Spike Lee has managed to deconstruct humanity in such a sublime manner is probably why people bestow the term genius on him. A great deal has been said about this being Lee's response to post 9/11 New York, but it is so much more than that. Gender, class, race and generational points of view are all drawn from to paint a vibrant picture of what life and relationships are all about. Norton's reflective tirade of hate that encompasses everyone before finally focusing internally is cinema at it's best. It's a passionate and powerful film that should be ranked up there with the cinemas greatest.
fantastic film great plot line Edward norton is fantastic in this role. great a++++++++. really enjoyed it eight up until the last minute and it is actually kind of heart wrenching at the end.